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Dog and Cat Food Nutrition / Pet Food Ingredients / Pet Food News / Research Notes / Pet Food Safety
on August 22, 2018

BARF, commercial dog diets foster different gut bacteria

Researchers found different species of microbes in the feces of dogs fed bones and raw food (BARF) diets or commercial diets.

Scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany and Texas A&M University in the United States examined excrement from dogs fed either bones and raw food (BARF) diets, also called biologically appropriate raw food, or commercial dry and wet foods. The researchers found different species of microbes in the feces of…

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