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So a few people I know feed their dog half kibble half raw, with the raw being a brand such as Northwest Naturals, Primal, Instinct, etc. Chicken backs or necks are the only pieces available by these companies because they're the only raw marketed by those companies. Needless to say, it's pretty expensive especially when you have a larger dog, so most of the people feed kibble in the morning and raw at night. My only worry about prey model raw is that I couldn't offer enough variety for it to be a complete and balanced diet, whereas one of the brands with ground raw chunks is an AAFCO complete diet (then again, I suppose that doesn't mean it's healthy...). However, it is MUCH cheaper to feed prey model raw. So my question is, has anyone else done this? Is my dog missing valuable nutrients if I'm giving kibble in the morning and then fish or game hens or necks at night? I know what I feed her at night wouldn't qualify as complete. The only organs readily available to me are chicken hearts and gizzards. Would it be better to mix prey model raw with, say, Instinct's raw?