We (when I say "we" I mean Gracie lol) decided to go with a mix of both. Living on a farm we have all the resources for a healthy, non additive, organic raw diet. Beef, chicken, pork, milk,eggs, and fruits and vegi's all come from our back yard. When we put the raw food down all the dogs ( Gracie and the two Yorkies) picked what they wanted and left the rest. So we made the homemade kibble we found on here and mix it with some raw. They all seem to like that. As far as being squeamish about touching meat...the only thing here that isn't butchered here are the cows...so everyone in the house is used to dealing with raw meat.