brenda bettendorf, IA 1/28/2012 8:00:52 AM I have a 7 year old german shepherd. I have been feeding raw for quite awhile. I also give all my dogs kibble in the morning to balance out their diet. I recently increased the raw meat. My old boy has been on this for about a week. He has calouses on his elbows from laying down. The calouses are gone! and nice soft skin with new hair growth is coming in. RAW food is phenomenal. My dogs have a lot more energy and their coats are soft and shiny.