I can't remember all the details now but my parent's friends feed their 4 dogs a raw diet. The dogs were all very healthy before but on the raw diet there was a night and day difference. Their coats were SO glossy they shone. The energy levels went up (all were flyball dogs before the diet switch) and their.. ahem... waste.. apparently looked a lot better too and the timing was more predictable. All in all they are very happy with the raw diet. They buy in bulk from a butcher and own their own meat grinder so they do up a bunch at once and freeze it in meal size portions.
We don't have any children but we have 4 "kids"