Welcome to raw feeding Kioana! I am soooooooooooo excited for you! I hope the other raw feeders will chime in here too.
I've been feeding Brody raw for about 8 months and he's never looked better. It's a wonderful way and the healthiest way to feed our little carnivores!
Prey model raw feeders will start at 2% of their dogs weight, so over a month - a 5 pound dog will eat only 3 pounds of raw food. I spend way less feeding Brody raw than I did on the all the premium kibbles I tried. (That he never liked!) The benefits are so great.... little to no doggy odor, small stools that disintegrate in the yard, strong white teeth with no tartar, more muscling and better overall condition... the list goes on.
So glad you are doing your homework as raw feeding is not hard, but it does have to be fed with balance in mind. It's not just throwing them a chicken wing and calling it good.
Here's a few raw sites that helped me....
This one is a great place to start and you can spend a lot of time going through the many pages here. The "myths of raw feeding" pages are invaluable and answers most, if not all, the questions a newbie to raw will have. Invaluable site!
here's another favorite site that has a ton of good information on it ....
The raw feeders yahoo group is a great place to learn also. There are over 16,000 raw feeders on the list from all over the world.
Here's another site I like that has a lot of good history, anatomy of the dog and why it's made to eat raw, and lots of good links on the link page ....
Here's an interesting blog by a raw feeding vet.... She is outspoken and her blog is entertaining and informative ...
Welcome to raw feeding! I'm so excited for you.