By The Farmer's Dog | May 11, 2023

A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that a diet of minimally processed, fresh, and highly digestible food does more to promote dogs’ health than a diet made up of dry kibble or canned food. 

Processing, nutrition, and health

Peer-reviewed research has shown that fresh, lightly cooked food has greater nutrient digestibility compared to extruded diets (i.e., kibble). The Farmer’s Dog food has been clinically proven to be highly digestible. 

Do et al. Nutrient digestibility and fecal characteristics, microbiota, and metabolites in dogs fed human-grade foods. Journal of Animal Science, Vol. 99, No. 2, 1–13 2021


The Farmer’s Dog recipes include lightly cooked vegetables like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, and green beans. Vegetables can provide your dog with an array of key vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients—including antioxidants that help promote a healthy immune system.

Malathi Raghavan, Deborah W Knapp, Patty L Bonney, Marcia H Dawson, Lawrence T Glickman. Evaluation of the effect of dietary vegetable consumption on reducing risk of transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder in Scottish Terriers. AVMA Journals, July 2005


Research has shown that a 25% reduction in commercial pet food intake increased dogs’ median lifespan and delayed chronic disease.

Richard D. Kealy, PhD, et al. Effects of diet restriction on life span and age-related changes in dogs. AVMA Journals, Volume 220: Issue 9, 01 May 2002


Keeping dogs at an ideal weight has been shown to increase their lifespan by an average of 2.5 years.

Carina Salt, Penelope J. Morris, Derek Wilson, Elizabeth M. Lund, Alexander J. German. Association between life span and body condition in neutered client-owned dogs Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 11 December 2018 


Pre-portioned food makes it straightforward to manage your dog’s weight and help them stay lean and healthy for longer.

Coe et al. Dog owner’s accuracy measuring different volumes of dry dog food using three different measuring devices. Vet Record, 16 November, 2019