ALL BREEDS FORMULA
Our Vaisto products marked with ALL BREEDS FORMULA are suitable for adult dogs of all breeds that are already familiar with BARF because they have used it for at least two to four weeks. We have taken a dog's nutritional needs into consideration when developing these products, and they are as close as one can get to species specific food for a dog. All MUSH B.A.R.F. Vaisto® meals are complete BARF meals, it is only the composition that varies.
Meat, bones and organs 95%
Vaisto products which are labelled with STARTER FORMULA are suitable for dogs who switch from dry food to BARF or for dogs that have a slower metabolism. When switching from dry food to BARF, you must take into consideration that dogs are not used to raw food. The STARTER product contains less bone and plenty of beef rumen with good enzymes and bacteria. It contains more vegetables which helps with digestion when you start with BARF. You should use STARTER FORMULA for two to four weeks prior to continuing with other Vaisto products. This product can also be used for a longer time if your dog's metabolism is slower, or if it has stomach problems.
When you switch from dry food to BARF, your dog may react negatively in the beginning. Raw food is different from dry food and it can take some time before the body cleans itself of waste products. A dog can also begin moulting, even if it is not time to replace its fur. In rare cases, dogs vomits up pieces of bone that they failed to digest. Some dogs may also get diarrhea, and some dogs may get constipated when you begin BARF feeding. As a rule, these symptoms go away in a week, but sometimes it can take up to two weeks before a dog gets used to the new food. After this transition period, you will start to see the positive effects of BARF.
Meat, bones and organs 90%
PUPPY FORMULA is developed for puppies that are still growing in height. The products include a larger amount of bones which are needed to grow a strong and normal skeleton. There are more vegetables in the products to promote a balanced stomach and make sure that a puppy doesn’t get constipated. This way a puppy stays slim while it’s growing. There is also meat, organs and oil in the products. The product should be used the whole time while a puppy is still growing in height. When a dog has reached its full height, it’s time to switch to the other Vaisto products.
What does Vaisto mean?
Vaisto is Finnish for instinct. The product name MUSH Vaisto describes a dog’s natural instinct, or ‘vaisto’, to eat raw meat, bones, organs and vegetables. Nothing else.
Components of this product are carefully selected to ensure the fatty acid and amino acid composition, protein, fat and minerals are in good balance, especially for the height-growing dogs. The meat is rich in protein, certain vitamins (such as B-vitamins), and minerals. Organs are low in fat and rich in fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A).
Bones contain balanced combination of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, so the dog can utilize them in the best way possible. This is very important especially for the growing dogs.
The selection of the vegetables is based on the amount of water-soluble vitamins (for example vitamin E), while oils must support the fatty acid compositions of meat.
You will find the MUSH B.A.R.F. Vaisto® products in pet stores.