The Daily Dachshund and Dog News has been looking for an excuse to run this raw feeding photo and send you over to Flickr to see the entire series of Dachshunds gnawing on lamb heads, and we’ve finally found it: our New Year’s diet and exercise series. What better time to discuss the whole raw food thing.
Full disclosure: The Daily Doxie is 100% against raw food diets for humans and, while more open to them for dogs, we are not convinced. Given that advocates for a canine raw food diet have chosen to refer to it as BARF — an acronym for Bones And Raw Food — we have some pointed questions about their judgment.
For more background here’s a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation report on raw food for dogs.
Update: Okay, everyone take a deep breath. As is noted in the comments, the Daily Doxie is not against raw food diets for dogs — just humans. While we do indeed believe that BARF is a really bad acronym, this is something we would be more upset about if we were trying to spread the word about the benefits of raw feeding. It’s a textbook case of bad branding.
As for the serial killer comment we made at the Scottish Terrier and Dog News, well, we actually thought it was funny, and were also referencing the whole lamb/ serial killer thing. , And finally, what the Daily Doxie loves about this photo is the juxtapostion of the dog eating the lamb’s head with the Fat Frank’s sign.