The best of what nature can offer…
It’s never been easier to add essential herbs, vegetables, fruit and more to the daily food, forget hours making your own, searching high and low for the perfect mixture.
It can be difficult to prepare a sufficiently varied mix of suitable vegetables to your raw fed dog and many people are looking to save time and effort. SmartBarf is a blend of over 50 different herbs & vegetables, seeds & nuts, fruits & berries, and pulses for a 100% natural source of essential and varied oils, minerals, nutrients, vitamins and other phytocompounds.
No need to add coconut oil
No need to add kelp
No need to add hemp oil
No need to add vitamin C supplements
No need to add omega 3, 6 and 9 rich oils
No need to add lecithin
No need to add Prebiotics
No need to add brewer’s yeast
SmartBarf provides the same nutrients in one fell swoop,
just add meat and the meal is complete!
As a dehydrated powder, SmartBarf has a long shelf life and it can be kept in a cupboard. It was developed for those raw feeders who find it difficult to prepare a sufficiently varied mix of vegetables and supplements in small quantities. It also saves time and effort for those who require large quantities on a daily basis. A 500gm bag, if fully rehydrated, would weigh 2.5kgs.
All the ingredients in Smartbarf were researched and chosen for their nutritional benefits and to create a healthy and balanced addition to a dog’s diet. We do not include any cereals such as wheat, corn or rice, nor do we include soya or cheap fillers such as potato.
Herbs, Vegetables & Seaweed (40%): A range of leafy greens, root crops, Mediterranean herbs, medicinal herbs and seaweed.
Seeds & Nuts (40%): Various meadow, vegetable & herb seeds plus tropical and woodland nuts known for their oils, amino acids, minerals and health benefits.
Fruits & Berries (10%): Selections from orchard, Mediterranean & tropical fruits with native hedgerow berries are included for their range of antioxidants and vitamins.
Pulses & Beans (10%): Chosen for the positive effects they have on digestion, as a prebiotic and as a source of coenzyme Q10 for energy.
The benefits of SmartBarf
A number of ingredients have insecticidal, antiseptic, antifungal or antibiotic properties eg aniseed, fennel, mint, oregano, sage, thyme.
Other ingredients were chosen for their gastro-intestinal effects, including digestion, breath freshening & flatulence, as a prebiotic and improved liver performance eg aniseed, beetroot, caraway, carrot, evening primrose, hawthorn, locust bean, milk thistle, mint, nigella.
Still others were chosen for their ability to improve memory, reduce stress & anxiety and to calm eg apple, basil, hawthorn, poppy, pumpkin, sage, walnut.
There are those that have significant levels of vitamins (A, B, C, E and K), or of trace elements (calcium, chromium, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc) eg asparagus, banana, brazil nuts, broccoli, linseed, poppy, pumpkin, rosehips, seaweed or of growth factors eg safflower, sesame, sunflower.
Some ingredients have a good range of antioxidants, amino acids and omega oils eg apricots, basil, broccoli, goji, hemp, mint, niger, poppy, prunes, tomato or are themselves the source of supplements eg Coenzyme Q10 comes from peanuts and L-Tryptophan is extracted from pumpkin.
Perhaps because of their phytocompounds, some appear to improve energy levels by impacting the lungs or the heart eg asparagus, basil, beetroot, chickpea, dates, oregano, peanuts, sunflower, walnut.
Finally, SmartBarf now includes peppercorns. This is a popular addition to the anti-inflammatory turmeric paste to improve the absorption of the active ingredient curcumin but it has now been shown to improve the bioavailability of many other nutrients as well.
A full list of ingredients in SmartBarf
Seeds (20%) Hemp, Buckwheat, Linseed, Niger, Poppy, Pumpkin, Safflower, Sesame, Sunflower Hearts, Milk Thistle, Evening Primrose
Root Vegetables (15%) Carrots, Beetroot
Leafy Greens (14%) Spinach, Cabbage
Nuts (12%) Almonds, Brazils, Cashews, Hazels, Peanuts, Walnuts, Coconut
Beans (10%) Locust Bean Pods, Peas, Chickpeas, Pinto Beans, Mung Beans, Black Turtle Beans, Aduki Beans, Haricot Beans
Herbs (6%) Meadowsweet, Spearmint, Basil, Marjoram, Oregano, Sage, Thyme
Wild Seeds (5%) Meadow Flowers, Clover
Hedgerow Berries (5%) Rosehips, Hawthorn, Elderberries, Juniper
Other Vegetables (3%) Broccoli, Tomato, Asparagus
Spices (3%) Aniseed, Caraway, Black Pepper, Fennel
Tropical Fruits (3%) Dates, Banana, Papaya, Goji
Orchard Fruits (1%) Apple, Plum, Pear
Mediterranean Fruits (1%) Apricot, Peaches
How to use it
For those of you already giving your dog fresh vegetables, just divide this weight by 5 ie 50gms equals 10gms of SmartBarf and is the amount we recommend for a 10kg dog. 10gms is approximately 2 level teaspoons.
• Toy breeds: 0.5-1.5 teaspoons per day (100-250 daily portions per bag)
• Terriers: 2-2.5 teaspoons per day (50-80 daily portions per bag)
• Medium sized breeds: 1-2 tablespoons per day (25-50 daily portions per bag)
• Large breeds: 2.5-3.5 tablespoons per day (15-20 daily portions per bag)
• Giant breeds: 4-9 tablespoons per day (6-12 daily portions per bag)
While SmartBarf can be stirred into a suitable pet mince as it is, it is better to rehydrate it first by adding it to twice as much hot water and allowing it to cool before stirring it into the mince. Rehydrated SmartBarf should be stored in a fridge or freezer if not used immediately. In a fridge, it should last up to 7 days.