I have a silly question and I'm pretty sure I know the answer already, but just want to be sure. My dog has always been on commercial food, but I've been reading up on raw diets and thinking I would like to try and talk my parents (who are the dog's main caretakers) into trying some raw foods, maybe at the very least a hybrid diet. I saved a link that someone posted on the other raw thread and I've been reading through that. My mom will not doubt what I say, but she has always been a bit skeptical because of the risk of eating raw meat for humans. A lot of times we have extra raw meat on hand. I would love to do a full raw diet, but I don't know if it will be possible since freezer space at my house is limited and I am not always around (with college and work). Does raw chicken has any adverse side effects on dogs? We often have a lot of extra chicken skin or bits of chicken because my family likes only the white bits. We usually cut off the rest before cooking. Could we also feed him raw innards? Like from a turkey for example? At this point both of these would be more a treat for him, but I think it would be a good way to start. Also, what kind of meaty bones might be good for him? I've read they can be good for the teeth, but again, the parents are skeptical because one of their dogs had a bag incident with a cooked pork bone and it cost a lot of money to have it removed from the stomach. Do you have to introduce raw bones in a special way? Also, can a cat be fed raw chicken and other meats? Again, to start this would all be in supplement to their normal commercial diet (Not a fan of commercial diets, but I only have so much control being away). My cat will eat just about anything, but my brother's cat is extremely picky. I'm interested to see if she will eat raw meat. I will continue to read up and do research, but I know we have a lot of knowledgeable people here on BYC.