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Regardless of the form of food, kibble, fresh, raw frozen, raw dehydrated, etc., The main things to consider are the quality of ingredients and proportions of each. I'm no expert, but I will tell the tail (pun intended) of the boxer who lived to be 25 years old and was studied by a lot of people to determine his excellent health. He lived on a farm where his owners raised everything they ate, and the dog ate everything the owner's ate. Says a lot about variety, balance, safety in the "processing plant" or lack there of, and fresh unfettered proteins and veggies. Obviously we all can't do that, but the closer you can get to that balance and variety where you are less likely to miss a necessary vitamin, mineral, fiber, protein or whatever, the better. On the opposite end of the scale, eliminate products such as preservatives, SUGAR, dyes, etc. made to make the food look palatable or the dog act like he loves it (sugar). If you take the time to scour the web, you will find horror stories in dog food that will set your hair on fire.