Do you guys feed raw for every meal or can you do a high quality kibble for the morning meal and maybe the raw patties for dinner? What are some brands to consider other than Primal?
I feed a 50-50 diet to my 2 boys. They are fed Acana kibble in the morning and raw (or home cooked) for supper. I use a lot of the Carnivora food. It comes in a number of different proteins (ie. rabbit, beef, pork, duck, elk, bison, llama, lamb) and comes in patty form. I take it out in the morning and let it thaw for the day. I also use Sojos which is a dehydrated food. You just add water, let it sit for awhile and feed. It comes in beef, turkey, lamb, goat and plain (you just add your own protein). Another raw I use is Nature's Variety.
I also use chicken necks regularly. I normally add a few to their suppers. Chicken backs are also good but my one boy doesn't seem to care for them. I also buy meats from the grocery store (ie. liver, kidney, heart, steak) and feed those as well. I will also once a month or so make a crock pot full of doggy stew (ground beef, stew meat, chicken, turkey) with a variety of veggies.
I started my last boy (who is now 4.5 years old) on raw as soon as I brought him home from the breeders. I started slowly but he transitioned well and had no issues at all. I'm hoping to bring a new puppy home in August/September and will be starting him on raw as well.