Hello and welcome to AADF forum. I hope that you found the article interesting. The second one in the series is Superfoods for Super Doggies
With regards to what is the best way of feeding dogs and cats, it is entirely up to the owner and their circumstances. As an example, for the busy person who does not have the time and energy to ensure that their pet has a balanced diet (raw or home cooked), using a good quality commercial product would be preferable to the risk of giving an unsuitable and unbalanced diet. This thread
has more information on home cooked feeding.
There are some high quality products on the market these days but many of them are extruded which means that they are subject to high temperatures and are highly processed. It is often this fact that raw and home cooked feeders cite as being the number one concern. The other concern that is often cited is that dry food is unnatural.
The alternative to feeding dry, extruded commercial food is cold pressed products and they are slowly growing in number. Unfortunately none of them are made in the UK as yet but I hope that this will be remedied in the near future. Another alternative is to feed a good quality wet food and fortunately we are seeing more of these coming on to the market.
Articles like this one are helpful for those pet owners who are interested in giving their dog a more natural, unprocessed diet. It does take some effort though and if anyone is thinking of going down this route it is necessary to undertake some study in order to ensure their pet does not suffer nutrient deficiency, particularly in calcium levels.