Just like us, not all dogs are alike. Raw is always my first choice, keeping the value of the ingredients unaltered for maximum absorption. If your dog can not digest raw, or you cannot handle raw, then the next best thing is gently cooked or air-dried natural ingredients. Avoiding any manufactured food using the extrusion process is the goal. Extrusion requires at least 40% starch (carbohydrates), usually these are cheap fillers with little or no value.
My air-dried food is the same recipe as my raw blends, low in starch / carbohydrates but with the convenience of kibble. For customers that travel with their canine companions this is a good substitute for raw, it does not require freezing or refrigeration.
Linda Hilger, Owner
Complete Canine Companion, LLC