I finally made the switch to raw on January 1 after reading a lot of materials for the past four years. I sourced chicken for eighty cents a pound, got free turkey from the local butcher, and have a couple of places to try for beef/bone/organ mix. My dogs love eggs and veggies and fish, and although they aren't keen on kelp, they do eat it if I mix it with something else. They also get yogurt.
Conan has had the best poops so far (he's had the runs pretty much since I got him almost two years ago, no matter what kibble he eats) and they both seem to have wonderfully soft and shiny coats now.
HOWEVER, there's been a lot of barfing going on. Turbo had an upset stomach twice since we started and needed to be let out during the night, which is very unusual for him (I'm thinking it's too much fat or maybe organs). Conan has been throwing up mostly bile, and yesterday it was slimy and mucus-y too. I know sometimes he eats too fast and then the bigger bone pieces come up again so he isn't getting pork for now, but what about the mucus?
My partner is pretty set on switching back to kibble, but I am hesitant since I just bought 100+ pounds of chicken on Friday.
If anybody can offer any suggestions, it would be nice. Otherwise, I have a lot of chicken to get rid of...