Comparative Nutrition: Raw vs. Kibble

Have you ever wondered about the risks and benefits of different types of diets for dogs? Is raw truly better than kibble – if so how much? And what about gently cooked diets – do they offer a “happen medium” between the the two? Follow me as I review scientific research and try to answer these questions so that you can decide if the benefits outweigh the risks for your dog.

Is Raw Dog Food More Digestible than Kibble?

One of the most important factors of how nutritious a food is for a dog, is how digestible a diet is. Sadly this information is actually nowhere on the pet food label. In order to get this information you will actually have to contact the dog food company directly – and sad to say – […]

Is Raw Dog Food Fueling the Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria?

A recent press release by The Guardian has been making headlines all over the world after a research study was published looking at antibiotic-resistant bacteria within dog foods in Portugal. “Researchers warned of “an international public health risk” after finding antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a range of different types of raw dog food. “The trend for […]

About the Author: Nikki is a Registered Veterinary Technician (Veterinary Nurse) and Dog Mom with over a decade of experience with dogs and cats. Since graduation from college (BS Biology, AS Animal Health -2013) she has adopted two mixed breed dogs – Ranger and Ash, and has focused her time learning about pet food and nutrition.

Nikki shares information on a range of dog nutrition topics: from how to create a homemade complete and balanced dog food recipes, to how to choose a dog food. Nikki strives to give dog parents the information they need in order to make the best nutrition decisions for their pup!

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