Well, first there's Sparky the Lab. Had horrible allergies. Owners had tested him out the wa-zoo (by allergy specialists), on all sorts of shots and prescription foods but finally (after over $2,000 in documented vet bills) gave up and gave him to a rescue. I said I would take him if I could switch him to raw.
When we got him he had a very thin coat. The hair he did have was greasy and had the texture of straw. He had open, oozing sores on his chest, scabs all over his body from where he was scratching himself bloody and (this was the worst part) he STANK.
I mean to HIGH HEAVEN stank. We set up his crate in the living room, next to our couch and after less than 5 minutes of him being there we moved him.
You can see his page on our website: http://www.rawdogranch.com/fosters.htm
The changes the diet made were amazing!
And then there's Sadie, the Husky. The changes in her were amazing:
And Tessa, my German Shepherd. She was the whole reason we went raw.
She was diganosed with Immune Mediated Arthritis - he immune system destroyed the fluid in her joints.
On high doses of Prednisone she was pain free (which meant she would eat). But they were VERY high doses and the vets told us they would be very damaging and finally fatal.
Without the Pred she was in such pain she would stop eating.
On raw I was able to wean her completely off the Pred within 6 months.
But the one that shows how diet alone can have the greatest impact is Emma the Dalmatian. Her story chronicles her owners 7 year struggle trying to control Emma's Epilepsy. She tried everything - and I do mean EVERYTHING - before deciding to try raw. Emma went from having seizures several times a wekk to having YEARS between seizures!