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Before and After of feeding raw #8781
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Maybe we can resurrect this thread?

Here are some Before and After pictures of Grimm and Gidget. I was 100% sold on feeding raw after seeing Patti's Grimm's before and after pictures and reading about his changes.

Grimm shedded out some of his dry hair, and it filled back on soft and shiny. He also filled out more, and his focus is spot on.

Gidget lost excess fat, toned up and filled out muscle-wise. Her coat is even more shiny, and her focus is GREAT! smile

The below changes have occurred in the past two months to three months.

BEFORE:



AFTER:



BEFORE:



AFTER:



Shel & Andrew
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Re: Before and After of feeding raw [Re: SouthernThistle] #8796
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they look great


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Re: Before and After of feeding raw [Re: Bradyddr] #8884
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Cool! I love seeing these pics.


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Re: Before and After of feeding raw [Re: Buoyant Dog] #8987
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This was Sadie. Adopted her several years ago. She was dumped in a night box at a rural shelter then transported to a Chicago rescue.

Her before and after pictures - note the time between the pictures:







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Re: Before and After of feeding raw [Re: Lauri & the Gang] #9146
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Wow, these are great before and after pics. dramatic difference.

Re: Before and After of feeding raw [Re: ] #9297
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Lauri, could you possibly please put the Grimm portion of your old thread here? gsdbeggin smile


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Re: Before and After of feeding raw [Re: Braverhund] #9302
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Wow what a change! Ris' change was not so dramatic.

Underweight after coming home from the shelter:

Thin coat:


And Risa nowadays:


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Re: Before and After of feeding raw [Re: DancingCavy] #9832
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Risa looks a lot different!


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what a big difference


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I have some pics of Kessy - there was a visible change although the most dramatic was of Madina, my parents' GSD. I will try to get some updated pics of her soon...the difference is amazing.

But here is Kessy, we had just started feeding raw here.


Taken in the last few weeks, after maybe 8 months on raw. Her coat is super shiny, soft, and way darker sable than she's ever been, and I think her muscle tone is better.


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Re: Before and After of feeding raw [Re: wonderdog] #14297
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I don't have before/after pics, but I know from seeing and feeling the coats of other GSD's, a major difference!
My dogs hardly shed and they are silky soft.
I believe they are more toned too, but that is more to do with activity levels when I compare the other non rawfed GSD's.
Teeth are much whiter/shinier and they have no odor, bad breath or otherwise!


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Grimm - Before and After raw diet change [Re: SouthernThistle] #18849
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(Posting for Patti)

Grimm stopped developing at age 8 - 10 months. He stayed "stuck" physically and emotionally at that age-- for an entire YEAR. Something, I knew, was very wrong.

He was on Orijen 6 Fresh Fish, a premium grain-free kibble. Yet, he had very sparse, short, pale, poor coat, a thin weak frame, little muscle at all, off and on chronic diarrhea (pancreas, stool samples, bloodwork all normal)-- and at 18 months, he still looked like an 8 - 10 month old... he looked like Bambi.









I knew that somehow, he was not absorbing nutrients. His vet discussed malabsorption syndomes, and felt this was not the issue, with such good bloodwork results. I'd been hashing around starting a raw diet, after much research-- and the vet urged me to try that.

I started feeding Grimm raw meals-- with much support from everyone here. \:\)

I saw results almost immediately. Grimm suddenly began acting calmer.. more settled, less frenzied. He could concentrate more when we played a training game.

But the shockers were physical. His coat fell out, nearly all of it. In it's place was a thick, soft, glossy pelt of deeply pigmented real GSD fur... instead of the sparse, prickly, brittle, pale hairs he always had.

He developed thick heavy slabs of muscles. His flat butt became rounded and firm, his forearms muscled, his shoulders fuller, his chest much less pinched, under a thick coating of firm muscle.

Tartar disappeared from his teeth.

His head got wider suddenly.. and wider.

All these changes happened in a short time after beginning the raw. Here are pics of Grimm after just 3 months on raw.

(And yes-- this is the same dog!)










If his body was not getting enough nutrients on premium grain-free kibble for all those months to develop properly.. what was happening with his brain? Grimm has always acted many months younger than he is. I am eager to see if his maturity level developes along with his body now.

Thanks for looking. Amazing what a raw diet can mean for a dog needing those nutrients! What do you think?

From this..



..to this, in just under 3 months?



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Winnie CGC - Corgi Mix
Chimanes Spice it Up Piquin (Kaynya) - Chinese Crested
Sasha - GSD mix
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Piquins Some Like it Hot (Spike) – Chinese Crested
Re: Grimm - Before and After raw diet change [Re: Lauri & the Gang] #18867
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Thank you so VERY much for posting this, Lauri! The positive changes on a raw diet were truly dramatic and incredible. I have you to thank for your guidance! Without you, I would not have begun raw with Grimm. I had no idea how easy and inexpensive it is! And the results are AMAZING! party Thank you Lauri for your kindhearted mentorship, hugging and for posting this for others to see!


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Re: Grimm - Before and After raw diet change [Re: Braverhund] #26546
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And, in turn, without Patti.....we would still be reading about raw instead of feeding raw! I love the looks we get if have to go to the grocery store on the fly to get meat and tell the cashier it's for our dogs laugh


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Re: Grimm - Before and After raw diet change [Re: SouthernThistle] #39120
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Holy crap Patti that is amazing!! He looks great!


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