We just purchased a Lab and I haven't owned a dog since I switched to a Paleo lifestyle. After reading many of the posts on here regarding raw food diets for dogs, I am a believer. First of all, thanks to everyone for such good info. We pick up our puppy on Saturday and they are currently feeding him regular dog food. What is the best process to transition my puppy to raw food from the conventional dog food?
Also, I am a member of a CSA and have access to over 100 sustainable farms in Virginia that I can order from. What is the cheapest and easiest way to feed my lab? Should I just order a bunch of whole chickens and organ meats, cut them up and place it in his bowl? My CSA also has a vendor that specifically makes raw dog food ($9 for 60oz), but it contains barley and mung beans in the mix. Is this ok for the dog? From what I have read puppies this size should eat about 16-24oz of raw food a day, so I am trying not to break the bank.