Posted: 18/01/2017 at 08:27
I'm not going to get into an argument on this forum with those who think they know better than myself and my clinic's qualified nutritionist. I do that every day at work. As I implied earlier, raw diets can most certainly be balanced but they aren't especially natural. Commercial dog foods vary tremendously in quality and mostly, you get what you pay for. Fillers are bad, dogs can digest grains quite happily and yes, dogs are to a degree omnivorous as they will always chose to eat the vegetable filled guts of prey animals.
For some dogs with certain issues a raw diet can be beneficial but that can be due to the exclusion of certain products rather than the fact that the diet is raw.
The grain thing is a bit like how nowadays it is trendy to have 'gluten issues', the biggest benefit of that particular fad has been that people who actually do have issues now have a much better range of food to pick from!
Oh, and anti-oxidants are pretty much just a marketing ploy with not a lot of good science to back them. Harmless enough, few proven actual benefits and harmful in excess.