Good kibble to feed with raw-- opinions?
Looking for opinions on a good kibble to supplement a raw diet. We live in Alaska and have very limited access to protein varieties, organ meats, etc. and what is available is extremely expensive. I can't afford to feed strictly raw, and I also worry about my ability to keep his diet balanced on raw alone. Believe me, if I could afford to, I would likely try raw all the time, but I just can't!
I know many people have had success feeding kibble and raw together (and I have also heard many warn against it). I'm looking to feed raw one meal and kibble one meal a day. I'm obviously looking for high quality kibble, and I also need something that's highly digestible. My dog has had persistent GI issues.
The brands I've been looking at are Orijen Adult, Nature's Logic, and Dr. Tim's Momentum. I like the look of Dr. Tim's because of the extremely high calorie content, and 94% of the protein is animal derived. I've read that Nature's Logic has been helpful for some dogs with digestive issues and chronic diarrhea. And, of course, Orijen is supposed to be the best of the dog foods, but I've also heard that some dogs don't do well on it.
It's pricey to have things shipped up here so I want to make sure when I do make a purchase we're going to have a good shot at him liking it, eating it, and doing well on it. What are your recommendations? For those of you that feed raw and kibble, what kibble do you feed? Does anyone have experience feeding any of these three brands? Would it be worth it to buy small bags and test them out, or should I pick one and go all-in on a 30 pounder? I can only get Dr. Tim's in the 50# bags, but I can get smaller sizes of Nature's Logic or Orijen online.