I personally made the switch to Volhard in 2014 to try to save the life of my then 9 year old Belgian Tervuren, Soren. Soren was on major and multiple pain medications permanently since he was 3 years old due to injuries early in life. He also had a nasty coat, chronic allergies, a horrific attitude and a tumor under his tail about the size of a walnut. I had researched and tried many kibbles which did not help his skin, pain or attitude but did upset his stomach. I also tried a couple of raw diets which helped but did not give me back the friendly, healthy, beautiful dog that he used to be. Then I found Volhard and his life changed.
Shortly after switching the tail tumor went away, he became more flexible and hurt less so we were able to cut back on his pain medications. Soren lived to 14 & 1/2 years. He did eventually die of a stomach tumor the vets believe he had had for years and they were still amazed at his coat, vitality and friendliness despite the pain medications and the tumor until a few months before his death.
The Volhard diets have been extensively tested and perfected by the thousands of dedicated sport, performance and pet dog owners who continue to submit blood work and case studies continually throughout the life of their dogs - this is no normal 6 week clinical trial to see if a dog can survive on a specific diet but an ongoing trial since the 1970s with dogs of multiple breeds, ages, temperaments and physical characteristics. In fact Sorens blood work for his last few years has been submitted and my newer dogs will also continue to be submitted annually.
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People function best when they eat a balanced diet with all of the right vitamins and minerals in the right proportions. People also do best when these nutrients come from natural, fresh food. When we think of healthy people we DON'T think of people who eat nothing but processed food and fast food. That lifestyle is more convenient but less healthy.
Dogs are the same as people - they function best with with fresh natural food and a balanced diet. It is more convenient to feed kibble out of a bag or meat out of a can but that doesn't make it healthy.
I see a lot of dogs who are incredibly hyper and almost always they are on a kibble diet that contains a lot of carbs (sugar). With a change in diet to a balanced raw diet their hyperactivity lessens dramatically.
I see a lot of dogs who have had terrible and expensive allergies and health problems that cleared up when switched to a balanced raw diet.