So, I did this a little backward and posted pics of the girls in the 'pictures' thread before coming here. We live southeast of Austin and are starting raw today. Unfortunately there aren't any great stores in my area. There is a butcher the next town over, but they don't usually have much more than bones, which is OK if that's all I'm looking for, but they can't live on beef bones alone.
I have tried feeding raw in the past, but not like this. I had a Dane that developed Leukemia before she was 4, I think she was the best dog I've ever had since becoming an adult. Anyway, I got ground brisket from the butcher and mixed it with all kinds of supplements and veggies. It was a real pain in the butt at the time, and expensive. Back then I had 3 Danes and 3 cats and my Chihuahua. Then a couple of years ago, I was doing the same meal plan for just the little dog and 1 cat, but I didn't seem to be able to get things right because they both got fat.
(I really dislike feeding dry dog and cat food to my animals.)
Now, Ryba has had a problem about peuking her food back up for close to a year. I have to be extremely careful of how she gets fed in order to make sure she isn't going to bring it back up. In fact she peuked again last night, but I think it's because hubby gave her cake. Aine has a problem with staying hydrated, so I have to be careful with her too. All this tells me it's time to do this right and do it now.
Thanks for being here, I look forward to sharing this journey with all of you.