Freeze-dried dog food tends to be high-quality and high-cost. Because they are light-weight and shelf-stable, freeze-dried dog food is particularly handy to bring on road trips with your dog.
Most of the ingredients in freeze-dried diets are raw and/or very lightly processed. All the freeze-dried raw diets we reviewed are grain-free not because we think grains are inappropriate in these foods; its the food manufacturers who seem to have decided that raw feeders wont buy a product that contains any grain. Many people who feed home-prepared or commercial raw diets to their dogs when they are home replace this diet with a freeze-dried raw food when they travel, or when the dog is left with a sitter who doesnt want to deal with a fresh or frozen raw diet.