My Recommended Commercial Dog Food Brands - Raw & Cooked
with Alicia Boemi of HolisticPetWellness, Wellness Advocate

When feeding a fresh food diet whether cooked or raw you really can't go wrong, to be honest. What it boils down to when choosing a food for your dog that is either raw or cooked are a few things:

  1. Preference for raw or cooked (do you want to deal with raw)
  2. Cost
  3. Your dog's preference and tolerance. Some dogs (especially senior) do not do well with raw, some dogs with certain conditions will do better with cooked such as IBD or PLN
  4. The macros of the diet. Commercial raw diets are typically high in fat content, usually 30% fat on a dry matter basis (DM). Most senior dogs need more protein, most young adult dogs can benefit from some carbs to spare protein - this is why looking at the macros of the diet (protein, fat, carb) is important and can be much easier to understand when feeding fresh foods. There is a lot more room for these diets to be customized whereas the diets we've discussed previously are pretty set in stone from a formulation standpoint.

In order of my personal preference:


Just Food for Dogs - a favorite company of mine


Farmer's Dog





Stella & Chewy


Alicia Boemi of HolisticPetWellness

Wellness Advocate
Dogly loves Alicia because she gives dog parents tools to be proactive and feel reassured in their dog's health journey.

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