New batch BARF for the cats

It was a while ago you got to see us making the BARF for Olivia and Neo. This time we had some special ingredients that we hope they will enjoy.

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Olivia seems positively sceptic about the new batch.

The batches we make last about two weeks, where each cat gets around 60 g of BARF for each meal. That might however be a bit too much considering that Olivia leaves parts of her portion every now and then which Neo then eats and he really doesn’t need more food… So, we figured that we would reduce the amount to 50 g, as a trial. The great benefit here is that the batch will last longer. But, also hopefully Neo won’t over eat as much.

Anyhow the ingredients are:

  • 1 dl bone meal
  • 500 g minced hen meat
  • 500 g minced meat
  • 150 g liver
  • 1-3 dl water
  • Extra, like heart, kidneys, etc.

We usually make two sets of the above mix. One of them fits nicely into our bowl, so rather than having a hard time mixing the BARF when making a double batch we just prefer making it twice in a row instead.

This time we used some venison tongue as well as heart as the “extra”. The heart is something that we ourselves like to eat, so the cats only got half of it. The tongue however has a really peculiar texture that almost makes it difficult even chopping, so we left that for the cats to enjoy!

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Venison tongue and heart with the standard batch in the background.

As usual we just mix all the ingredients and add water until the bone meal is nicely integrated with the rest. Then we weight it and put it in glass jars containing an even number of portions to make it easy to keep track and store.

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Olivia and the BARF.

So far they seem to enjoy this batch. Sometimes they get a bit picky when a new batch comes along, but that does not seem to be the case this time. So, the venison tongue seems to have been put to good use.

/Cecilia & Magnus

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