I used to use them >>> particularly when I was in n. alta and it was 60 below. I steep the dogfood so that it is warm and soft, >>> so they weren't exactly uncooked, they were steeped.
when I've seen the natural diet fed it looks like there is something like that in it, can't say for sure if it's oats, but it looks like oatmeal. then with herbs and molasses, is the way that i saw it fed.
I was just using, like oatmeal porridge, for filler and to produce warmth, was my thinking. they seemed to like it and were in good condition.