Katie's teeth at age 10.
A friend joked once that greyhounds poop more than they eat. That was my experience before raw food. Stools were gross, enormous, and soft. If poop can ever be called great, my raw fed greyhounds' poop was great.
Great on the left. Not Great on the right.
But then Reagan came. On the farm, she ate a typical mixture of commercial dog food and raw meat. Once in my home, she was switched to the raw diet I was feeding. As long time readers know, she lost weight and her coat was terrible. Her stools were always a little icky and nothing like my other greyhounds.
Reagan's bloodwork showed she was vitamin B12 deficient. Well, it was not her diet. You have to be a strict vegetarian to eat a diet deficient in B12 and she was definitely not a vegetarian. Eventually, we concluded that Reagan was simply unable to pull the nutrients she needed from raw food for whatever reason. I put her on a high quality, grain-free, lamb based food (Acana Grasslands) and she has been fine ever since. That all happened in the spring and summer of 2009.
So with kibble back in my house, I have morphed into a half and half diet for all of my dogs. Most of them eat raw food in the morning (Reagan still gets a chicken back twice a week) and they all eat Acana Grasslands or Ranchlands in the evening.
If you feed kibble, but wish to add a little raw food periodically, I think turkey necks are a good choice (at least for greyhounds). They usually do not have a lot of skin or fat attached so it is easier on the digestive tract. It is also an excellent raw meaty bone for teeth and takes some work for the dog (greyhounds) to consume.
But OMG! Sometimes they are huge!