8 year old German Sheppard
Ever since we brought Zeus home at 9 weeks old, he has always had skin
issues. The older he got, the more severe his itching and scratching
became. He was
constantly itching and scratching, biting at his paws and chewing at his
hindquarters. It got to the point that he started having hot spots and
sores where he would
scratch his skin raw. His hair started to fall out, his coat started looking
rough and dull and he never held his right ear completely straight up.
The only thing the vet could do to help his itching was to give him prednisone.
Our vet thought he had some form of allergy. Because of his severity, our
vet suggested we take him to the University of Tennessee (vet school)
tested. Once tested they found nothing that he was allergic to and told
us he might have food allergies or some inhalant allergies; but nothing
confirmed. Since he already wasn’t a good eater, we began trying
different foods. We would wean him onto a new food and he would eat it
for a day or two and
then not want to eat it. His poor eating habits were the case for most
of his life too. I did not want to continue prednisone for the rest of
When Zeus was around 4 years old a very good friend introduced us to mORIGINS.
I saw her dogs and they were beautiful and very healthy. Since I had already
tried other things I thought I would give this a try. Once Zeus was completely
on mORIGINS, over time the scratching ceased, his hot spots cleared up, his
coat became healthy looking again, he no longer had to take prednisone and
the most amazing thing for us is that he started holding his right ear straight
up. Every time it is dinner time, he does the “mORIGINS dance” as
my friend and I call it, waiting for his bowl to be put on the ground for him
to eat - he loves it! Not once in the 4 years he has been on mORIGINS, has
he ever turned down a meal.
About 6 months ago, the availability of getting mORIGINS locally was more
difficult. The vet where we had gotten our food was changing raw diet brands.
Since we thought all raw diets were the same we switched Zeus to the new raw
and slowly weaned him off mORIGINS. It was amazing but within a month of adding
more and more of the new raw food, Zeus started scratching and chewing again.
I became concerned when a hot spot returned from where Zeus had chewed his
skin raw. In talking with Laurie, she was able to send mORIGINS directly to
us and in 2 weeks of being back on mORIGINS 100%, his hot spot cleared and
his scratching ceased.
I will never feed my dogs anything but mORIGINS!!!! I never knew
there were differences in raw diets, but now I do. I am so thankful for the
puts into making a superb raw diet - it is the best anywhere!!! Thanks
Laurie, thanks mORIGINS!!
Weaverville, North Carolina
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