So a little more background about me. I was born and raised in Russia and when I was growing up we did not have a concept of "pet food". Pets ate human food and thrived, so I have 0 reservations about feeding raw. I know that it is the best and purest thing I can feed my pets. I am reading "Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs" by Lew Olson, and to my amazement, meals that he lists there are exact same meals that my mom fed our dogs 30 years ago.
Dre came from the breeder on Eukanuba kibble. I did not want to jump into raw right away and get into the routine first before becoming a "chef", so I went with Orijen Puppy in the interim. I do also feed him turkey necks, marrow bones, Stella & Chewy's beef patty here and there, carrots, apples, bananas, strawberries and my home made "dog ice cream" made of tuna, plain yogurt and parsley. I haven't found a single thing he does not eat yet, so this should be easy.
The cat is more picky and except chicken, tuna and salmon he does not really like anything else. Wet food I get for him is pretty high quality, so I am more concerned with taking care of the dog's diet first.
I am looking to switch ASAP, but I think i should get everything ready first and work out a solid plan for the first month. Basically I want to work out a menu and shopping list, get all required supplies and supplements first. (Scales, storage containers, Omega-3, fish/krill oil, etc... and maybe even a small freezer to put in the garage). I don't want to start and then have to feed a meal of kibble because it's Sunday night, everything is closed and I don't have something critical, causing an upset stomach. And I really want to make sure that the meals i feed him are sized appropriately.