Our story of raw dog food
When we first got our Alaskan Malamute as a puppy we started him on kibble as most novice dog owners do, we never thought to feed him raw dog food.
It's what we hear on TV and see in the shops that guides us to make our decisions without us even knowing it!
It wasn't until he started developing a 'dodgy' stomach that we got into it. We had seen the vets more times than I care to remember, spent hundreds of pounds on tests, antibiotics, you name it we had bought it.
It wasn't until we went back and spoke to our breeder and they asked "what are you feeding him?". When they responded and said why don't you try raw feeding instead, that all his 'tummy' troubles went away.
We started him on Nutriment Chicken which is a complete meal for dogs and believe me within 2 weeks he was a different dog.
That same story we hear time and time again at Wolf Peak - there is only one reason for that. Because dogs weren't meant to eat kibble. Let's not get mixed up here, yes it has everything they probably need but it also contains a lot that they don't. And that is the point.
So what is BARF?
B.A.R.F stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food and in simple terms it means food that your dog's digestive system was designed to digest and process. BARF is also a certain methodology of feeding, there are several out there, Prey Model being the other popular style.
All of the products we stock conform to the B.A.R.F methodology as the often contain both meat and a small proportion of vegetables to get a well balanced meal. We focus on complete meals for this very reason, to ensure that your dog is getting everything they need - and nothing they don't.
Canine nutrition is a very debateable subject, just as much as human nutrition, and there is plenty of research both for and against different meats, supplements, bone content, organ content, etc. etc. To be honest for the vast majority of people it's all a bit OTT - that's why we only choose brands that are backed by non-biased nutritional experts to help you make the decision on what to feed that little bit easier.
Is Raw Feeding Popular?
Raw feeding in the UK (United Kingdom) only holds about 3-4% of the raw dog food market share - which is tiny when you think about it. Here at wolf peak we are determined to see that climb! We're not about taking other raw feeding companies business we are focused on promoting the health benefits that your dog will have when you decide to make the change for them and switch to a BARF diet (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food).