It’s difficult to pin down what the best raw dog food available is because there are so many new raw dog food brands popping up which makes it hard to keep track. One method of determining the most popular is to look at the top selling products from a very large, very popular marketplace. Below are the top choices we have come up with based on our own findings, coupled with top selling products… taking into account refunds as well.
January 23, 2017 Update: With the increasing supply of raw dog food becoming available, following the latest research of what is healthy and what isn’t, you may want to check out the list HERE based on real-time ratings and results.
First, let’s talk about the elusive BARF diet for dogs. BARF stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. Bones And Raw Food diet for dogs has also been used to define BARF.
The BARF diet is essentially about feeding pets (dogs and cats) a diet that is closer to their evolutionary diet. An important note about the BARF diet is that it is designed to mimic and not duplicate natural raw dog food. In other words, BARF feeders aren’t to take their dogs hunting each day, it is suggested that they either make or buy raw dog food. The BARF diet consists of raw meaty bones (like chicken, pig and turkey necks), raw minced fruits and vegetables, and maybe even grains on occasion.
Why Switch To Raw For Dogs?
Switching dogs to organic raw diets can lead to results, similar to the results humans see, such as:
- Shinier, softer, healthier hair
- Brighter eyes , cleaner ears and improved skin
- Fresher breath
- Natural hydration
- Smaller and more biodegradable stool
- Increased vitality and energy
- Heart and muscle strengthening
- Improved immune system functions
- Reduced medical expenses
Let’s have a look at some of the top raw dog food suppliers. These suppliers were chosen because they are careful about the ingredients and processing in the foods that they provide for our pets, and they provide mostly organic foods.
View an entire list here – sorted by top reviews
Freeze Dried Raw Dog Food
Fresh Is Best
Freeze-dried dog and cat treats:
>> Whole Duck Heart Treats
>> Turkey Giblet Treats
>> Alaskan Salmon Treats
- Raw, human grade or freeze dried.
- 100% grain-free.
- Perfect for training, treats, or meal supplementation.
- One bag equals one pound of raw product.
Consider Nature’s Variety Raw Instinct line of dog food. Check out the raw Instinct products by clicking here.
Freeze-dried raw small bites for both your canine and feline friends:
>> Lamb Formula
>> Beef Formula
>> Venison Formula
>> Chicken and Turkey Formula
- Raw and freeze dried.
- Grain free.
- Resealable 2.9 oz. bag.
- Made with fresh raw meat and fresh raw ground bone.
- Rapidly freeze dried to remove the moisture and retain the healthful benefits of raw food.
- Cold processed from meats and organs, freshly ground raw bone, fruits, vegetables, sprouts, nutritious oils, wild game bird eggs, natural vitamins, and chelated minerals.
- Naturally rich in easily assimilated vitamins and amino acids, beneficial antioxidants, natural digestive enzymes, probiotics, and essential fatty acids.
- 95% meat, organs, and bones with a portion of these coming from certified organic sources.
Bravo Raw Dog Food
Freeze-dried bites for both dogs and cats:
>> Raw Premium Chicken Breast Bites
>> Raw Chicken Liver Bites
>> Raw Salmon Bites
>> Raw Turkey Heart Bites
>> Raw Beef Liver Bites
>> Raw Venison Liver Bites
>> Raw Buffalo Liver Bites
>> Raw Organic Turkey Liver Bites
- Made in the USA.
- No additives or preservatives.
- Made from one single ingredient.
- 3-ounce canister.
Frozen Raw Dog Food
Paw Naturaw is one of the top suppliers for natural raw dog food. They have a variety of products for dogs (as well as cats) using meat from animals such as chicken, turkey, beef, and bison.
>> Grass Fed Organic Bison Diet
>> Organic Beef Diet
>> Organic Turkey Diet
>> Organic Chicken Diet
- Free expedited shipping.
- They come in cases of 12 which include 12-ounce tubes of frozen raw dog food (total of 9 pounds).
- Made from family-farmed or human-grade organic meat.
- Includes zero grains.
- Processed in an FDA-registered and USDA/MOSA-certified organic manufacturing facility built to LEED green specifications.
Dehydrated Raw Dog Food
>> Addiction Raw Dehydrated Dog Food, Homestyle Venison and Cranberry
- 2 pounds makes 6 pounds of food.
- From free-range New Zealand venison.
- High in protein, low in fat.
- Cranberries are loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants.
- Raw meat, fruits and vegetables were gently air-dried to keep ingredients fresh and to naturally lock-in vitamins and enzymes.
- Contains tryptophan
Ingredients include venison, whole oats, potatoes, papayas, canola oil, cranberries, carrots, lecithin and rosemary extract.
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