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What Are the Benefits of Raw Dog Food?

As more and more pet owners become interested in raw diets for their pets, it's important to understand the benefits of raw dog food. Raw dog food more closely resembles the natural diet of dogs, and as such can provide numerous health benefits.

For example, raw dog food can help improve digestion, reduce allergies, and boost immunity. Additionally, raw dog food is typically high in protein and low in carbohydrates, which is ideal for dogs. Raw dog food also contains essential nutrients and vitamins that are required for a healthy diet.

Let’s take a look at some of the many benefits of raw dog food in general and We Feed Raw specifically.


What Is Raw Dog Food?

Raw dog food is a type of diet that consists of raw, minimally processed meat, organs, and bones. This diet is similar to what dogs would eat in the wild. It has been gaining popularity in recent years as pet owners look for ways to provide their dogs with a more natural and nutritious diet.

Making your own raw dog food diet at home can be tricky and may lead to your dog not getting the proper nutrition if you don’t balance everything correctly. We Feed Raw makes things easy with nutritionally balanced patties, so you can confidently feed your pup just We Feed Raw and know they’re getting all the nutrients they need.

What Is We Feed Raw?

At We Feed Raw, we make nutritionally complete patties composed of approximately 80% muscle meat (and associated connective tissue and fat), 10% finely ground bone, and 10% organ meat along with all the vitamins and minerals your pup needs. We’ve taken all the guesswork out of feeding raw.

With all our recipes created by a PhD animal nutritionist with over 30 years of experience and the fact that our meals exceed AAFCO nutritional standards for dogs of all life stages (including large breed puppies), you can feel confident that your pup is getting the right nutrition when you choose We Feed Raw.


Raw Dog Food Benefits

Raw Dog Food Is More Natural

Raw dog food contains all the nutrients and vitamins that your dog needs, in their most natural form. This means that your dog will be getting the most complete nutrition possible, as opposed to processed kibble, which can often be lacking in key nutrients.

Raw Dog Food Can Help With Allergies

Many commercial dog foods contain fillers and other ingredients that can trigger allergies in some dogs. Because raw dog food is made with whole, natural ingredients, it is much less likely to cause an allergic reaction.

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Raw Dog Food Contains Essential Nutrients and Vitamins

Raw dog food contains all the nutrients and vitamins that your dog needs, in their most natural form. This means that your dog will be getting the most complete nutrition possible, as opposed to processed kibble which can often be lacking in key nutrients.

Raw Dog Food Boosts Immunity

Raw dog food contains more enzymes and nutrients than kibble, which can help boost your dog's immune system. A stronger immune system means your dog is less likely to get sick and will be able to fight off infection more effectively.

Raw Dog Food Is Low in Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are not an essential part of a dog's diet, and too many can lead to obesity and other health problems. Raw dog food is lower in carbohydrates than kibble, making it a better choice for dogs who are prone to weight gain.

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Benefits of We Feed Raw

Why choose We Feed Raw for your dog’s raw diet?


We deliver directly to your door on a regular schedule. You can also pause or adjust your subscription at any time.

Also, since our meals are already nutritionally complete and balanced, you don’t need to spend any time weighing, measuring, or guessing to ensure your dog gets all the nutrients they need.


No hunting down deals on different meats. No guessing meat-to-bone ratios. No figuring out which supplements you need to add. Simply thaw, portion, and feed. That’s it!


We use high pressure processing (HPP) on our food to neutralize potentially harmful pathogens, making We Feed Raw safe for your pup and your family.


How to Feed Raw Dog Food Safely

When you choose We Feed Raw, you can rest easy knowing that we use high pressure processing (HPP) to neutralize potentially harmful pathogens, making our nutritionally complete and balanced patties safer than do-it-yourself raw diets.

Having said that, there are some things you should keep in mind when feeding raw dog food to keep yourself, your pup, and your family safe:

  • •Keep raw dog food in the refrigerator or freezer until you are ready to use it.

  • •When you are ready to feed your dog, thaw the raw food overnight in the refrigerator or submerge a still-wrapped We Feed Raw patty in a bowl of warm water. If you'd like to get your pup's food closer to room temperature, you can let it sit on the countertop for 15-20 minutes to take the chill off. Do not leave the food out longer than this allotted time.

  • •Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling raw dog food.

  • •Place the raw food in a clean bowl or on a clean surface. Do not place it on a countertop or cutting board that you have used for raw meat, poultry, or seafood.

  • •If you are using raw ground meat, bones, or organs, make sure they are ground fine enough that your dog can digest them easily. (We Feed Raw does this for you!)

  • •Do not feed raw fish to your dog on a regular basis. Some types of raw fish can contain toxins that can be harmful to your pet.

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Switch to We Feed Raw Today

Are you ready to make the switch to We Feed Raw? Take our quiz now to find out how much We Feed Raw to give your dog and start a subscription. Even adding some raw to your dog’s diet can provide benefits, so don’t let the cost get in your way of potentially improving your pup’s health and overall quality of life.

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