Yes Savannah - raw meat is .... raw meat! Dogs are designed to eat raw meats. Think about wild dogs...coyotes, wolves, foxes, etc. Our domestic dogs are 99% same DNA as the grey wolf.
In fact, if you took the skin off of a dog and a wolf and compared their insides - they would be identical.
Yes our dogs have evolved into all different shapes and sizes. But they still are a carnivore and they are designed to eat meat. Not grains, wheat, soy, corn. When was the last time you saw a dog grazing in a corn field?
Kibble was created for the convenience of a busy society from the leftovers of the production of human foods in factories. For example, brewers rice is a typical common ingredient in dog food. It is the leftovers, inedible by products of rice produced for humans. Instead of throwing it away, they put it in dog food! Great, huh?!
Brewers rice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anyway... I think its great that you are asking questions about dog foods and learning. You are a bright young lady! I'm sure your parents are proud of you. Convincing your parents to feed raw to your dogs may be hard though. You will have to do a lot of reading and researching and point them in the right direction. Even then, what your family dogs eat is up to your folks.
But if you want to do some reading and learning - check out the links in this post....
Also here's a good website on what prey model feeding (raw feeding) is and how to go about it....
PMR Page 1 - Chance's Little Website
And keep asking questions! That's how you learn!