Although raw food is a great alternative to dry dog food, we find some dogs have difficulty digesting it. Raw foods can also cause spikes in blood sugar levels, which can cause stress on the liver and pancreas. Our human grade dog foods are cooked to allow for more gradual absorption and digestion which prevents these spikes in glucose production. Additionally, some antioxidants, like lycopene (which is found in tomatoes), are released during the cooking process.