n.— «Australian veterinarian Ian Billinghurst didn’t name his raw diet after puppy puke. The name “BARF,” which stands for “bones and raw foods,” was coined on the Wellpet e-mail list, where Billinghurst’s book, “Give Your Dog a Bone,” was being avidly discussed. Billinghurst wanted dog owners to reproduce the elements of a prey animal when they fed their pets. He recommended a diet of muscle meat, organs and bones along with pulverized raw vegetables, probiotics, cultured foods like yogurt and a few supplements.» —“Raw food for pets?” by Christie Keith San Francisco Chronicle (California) Mar. 31, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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