Saturday, April 16, 2011

405. BARF/raw food diet query to Dr Sing

On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 9:35 AM,> wrote:

Dear Mdm Judy,

I have a question for Dr Sing which I hope you can pass on to him. I am interested to know about Dr Sing's position on feeding a BARF/raw food diet for small animals.

Thank you,
(Name given)

Kong Yuen Sing to Mr,

Thank you for your email. I am Dr Sing from Toa Payoh Vets, The answer to your question can be several pages an even be a book as there are many pros and cons. There are various formulas recommended by various proponents for the BARF/raw food diet.

Briefly, I am not recommending the BARF/raw food diet to my Singapore clients for the simple reason that most of them have no time to educate themselves on what makes a balanced diet for their dogs. My clients will also not be able to provide the necessary supplements to make sure that the diet is balanced during the different stages of life in a dog. Feeding such a diet to puppies, for example, will not be good for the puppies.

Best wishes.

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