I was recently asked to discuss homemade dog food for a magazine article, which got me to thinking about the best ingredients to feed your dog. You’ll note that the top five are protein sources, because that’s what dogs crave and need most. The rest include sources of the other nutrients important to your dog’s health. All of these ingredients can be served raw and uncooked. Your dog’s digestive tract is built to handle raw food without risk of diseases like e.coli or botulism.