sorry to hijack this thread....
We switched over 2 weeks or so, mixing kibble and regular ground beef, about the same volume as just kibble, and added warm water to make a thick stew. I have heard of people doing it cold turkey (lol) and we would have if we could do it over again, but we had an almost new bag of food and didnt want to waste it.
Disclaimer: I am not a vet or a raw expert, but i have done a lot of research and have a happy healthy dog.
Typical meals for Hershey (approx 65 lbs) would be like:
1. 1/2 to 2/3 of a pound of regular ground meat (usually beef, but it depends what is on sale) with some shredded carots and the broken up eggs shells from 1 or 2 eggs (we rinse and save them) for calcuim. We add warm water to make a thick stew. Some times i try to mix in diced up organ meat but she picks it out if the pieces are big enough (i read organ met should be 10% of the diet, so i give it in a meal once and a week). This is our standard breakfast.
2. 3 or 4 chicken wings. Super easy meal. She cruches the bones and it makes for great clean teeth. I never give bigger bones like legs, i hear they are harded because they are weight bearing and can splinter.
3. cheap raw meaty bones, like lamb shoulder. One about the size of my hand laid flat with my fingers curled in is a good meal (i am a big guy, if that helps to picture the size). I choose lamb shoulder because we can get 2 pieces for under 2$ at the local grocery store, but whatever is on sale is good.
4. 4 soft boiled eggs. I rinse and save the shells for the ground beef meals.
I never feed raw pig. Many reasons. We give meal 1 everyday for breakfast and rotate the other 3 for supper. If we ever forget to thaw something, 2 cans of tuna/salmon with warm water is good. We also use that one when visiting friends, so we dont have to freak them out about raw meat on their floor :shock: . We have tried to get Hershey to eat raw fish, but she ignores it, even if we sprinkle some cheese on it to make it tastey. She just licks the cheese off and leves it. She prefers the dead and decaying fish carcasses she picks up by the river :twisted: .