Originally Answered: haven't done RAW diet myself advice?
RAW diets are great-- for dogs that can handle it.
Some dogs are very particular about their food, I have one dog that will *not* touch raw meat, he just will not touch it. He'll give it a sniff, open his mouth, and the minute it touches his tongue he spits it back out and walks off. The rest of my dogs are more than happy to get a giant slab of beef.
I make my own RAW food with the help of my father in law. He works as a butcher and we've created our own little feeding plan. He takes the femur of a cow, hollows it out, and stuffs it with raw beef, carrots, peas, and potatoes, then he takes what parts of the bone that he hollowed out, makes it into a paste with beef blood and uses it to close up the hole in the bone. Then we freeze it and serve it to the dogs.
Other times we'll just put 1/2 cup of Canidae ALS kibble mixed in with venison or beef. Depends on what we have at the time.
Talk to your vet before switching over to a RAW diet- not many of them like it, but they do have to tell you if your dog can handle the switch.