The purpose of the study was to compare what happens when dogs eat raw food or dry food (stool and DNA samples were taken).

The study used eight healthy boxers, randomly divided into two groups. Raw meat was fed to one group (70% of raw meat, in addition to vegetables and minerals) and the other group were fed dry food, both for a duration of 28 days.

The results indicate that the diet clearly affects microbial composition and the fermentation process of the feces. Raw food promoted a more balanced growth of bacterial communities and a positive change in the readouts of healthy gut functions in comparison to RD diet.

Link to research (in English):

https://bmcvetres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12917-017-0981-z