My wife and I will be receiving our two new shih tzu pups in a couple of weeks. They will be approximately 8-9 weeks old when we get them. We have always fed our past furry friends a mixture of kibble and a good quality canned food. Our Llahsa Apso lasted 17 1/2 years and our Basset Hound made it 13 1/2 years on this diet. Neither one had any major medical issues throughout their lifetime other than old age. I had never really thought about given our dogs a raw diet. But after doing some preliminary prep for our new kids, especially those related to diet, I'm not so sure I want to go this route again. The information on some of the major dry kibble brands scare me to death. We will need help with this new method. First, will a raw diet be suitable for these new guys? Secondly, if so, how do we go about it? Are there any websites with menus, portions and how to's? Is there a good, high quality kibble to use in association with a raw diet? Is it even necessary? So many questions. These will probably be the last pets we will ever have given our age and we want to do it right. Thanks for any input, suggestions or information. Thanks.