One week on raw and here's the change:
The LITTER BOX! It doesn't SMELL! That alone made it worth the switch. I think we have to play with the amounts each cat is getting (Wicket is really acting hungry all the time so we upped his amt so he's getting about 6 oz a day, the kitten gets about the same) and we definitely need to add some variety but I am so happy with this!
Also--their breath is way better already, and their coats were always good but now they're even softer. Other than that, they're the same happy, healthy kitties they have been all along, and Wicket is learning to chew down on chicken necks and will actually finish a whole one now although I wish they were bigger so he had to gnaw on them a little longer, he tends to just chew them into 4 or 5 chunks and swallow the chunks whole. The kitten takes ages to eat his which is great.
I just ordered another much larger order of the raw food, including lamb patties, chicken patties, beef patties (all bone and organ included), an organ blend in chunks, a beef heart chunked package and a small amount of green tripe in chunks as well. Totally excited to try all the new foods!