Raw is actually very easy and not time consuming once you get the hang of it. I would consider switching to raw just to identify any protein allergies he may have. Also it's the only real way to know exactly what's going in him. Also alot of times people have said that although the dog is allergic to a protein in kibble, when fed the actual raw protein they had little to no allergy. My current cost on raw is about $1 per lb. the key is to find co-ops in your area. A simple goodie search found yahoo raw feeding group for my area which opened me up to 3 very inexpensive meat processors. You have to buy in. Bulk usually 50lb boxes so a deep freezer is a must. Let me know if you have any questions about raw I'll do my best to help, my girl has been on it since she was 4 months, she 10.5 months now and doing amazing. Once we went raw we never looked back! I'm not up to speed on kibble @cowsmom is. Very knowledgeable about kibble, and @RiiSi is a raw feeder also.