BARF Diet Mythbusters in Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, FL, Pompano Beach, and West Palm Beach: Myths About Fruits & Vegetables

The BARF diet, also known as the Biologically Appropriate Raw Food Diet, is a raw food diet that is designed to help dogs (and cats) eliminate their intake of processed food, and increase their intake of foods that would consist in their natural diet, such as raw muscle meats, meaty bones, vegetables, fruits, etc.

Dog Food on Plate from BARF Diet in Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, FL, Pompano Beach, and West Palm Beach

While there’s no argument over the fact that meat is a healthy meal for dogs, it’s often believed that dogs are carnivores, when they are also considered to be omnivores that require more than meat to be healthy. However, there’s still debate over feeding dogs fruits and vegetables!

We’re here to set the record straight and debunk some myths about feeding dogs fruits and vegetables.

  • Dogs need to eat vegetables.

False.  Dogs are able to fully absorb nutrients from specific herbs and plants, however fruits and vegetables play a minor role in nutrition in carnivores and should not be fed in any large quantities. The reason is because their bodies are not designed for the carbohydrates and sugars contained within them. There is a small amount of vegetables that are acceptable but only in small amounts for consumption.

  • Plants don’t have nutritional value for dogs.

False.  Plants contain many phytochemicals that are beneficial to the health and immune function of your dogs. These phytochemicals include antioxidants, carotenoids, and flavonoids. Our pets’ wild ancestors drank from puddles loaded with herbal residue from nearby plants to provide just that. Adding natural herbal foods to your pet’s diet is a way to provide those types of nutrients to today’s domesticated carnivore pets.

  • Vegetables and fruits play a role in nutritional requirements for dogs.

False.  Nothing could be further from the truth! Both canines and felines are carnivores and a raw natural diet of meats, fish and poultry can provide both species with fiber, energy, and vitamins that are essential for creating a balanced diet. 

At My Paleo Pet we make feeding your pet the BARF diet easy with fresh, raw food delivery throughout Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, FL, Coral Springs, as well as nationwide. Understanding that a healthy diet is the foundation of a healthy life, we have partnered with the top suppliers in human-grade USDA-approved foods to provide your pets with the best fresh foods on the market.

From farm-fresh poultry, daily catches, grass-fed meats, and exotic and delicious options like bison, and buffalo, we have a variety of food options available to ensure that your furry friend is getting the fresh foods and variety that they deserve. As advocates of the BARF diet and clean eating, we are passionate about making fresh foods easily available for your pets. To learn more about us and the BARF diet, get in touch with us today!