The answer to this question depends on the type of raw dog food you have. There are three types of raw dog food: fresh, frozen, and dehydrated.

  • Fresh – This type of raw dog food can be left out for up to four hours at room temperature or up to two hours in cold weather conditions.
  • Dehydrated – This type of raw dog food can be left out for up to one hour at room temperature or up to 30 minutes in cold weather conditions.
  • Frozen – This type of raw dog food must be refrigerated and cannot be left out at room temperature for any length of time due to its increased risk of bacterial contamination.