In just over a week, Junior's coat went from a dull, brittle, faded look to being so shiny and lustrous that he looked like he just came back from the groomers. Within 2 weeks time we began to notice an increase in his energy level. By the end of the first month, he was acting like a puppy again and was building noticeable muscle tone. He was healing right in front of our eyes. Seeing the immediate benefits of this new diet, I knew we were on the right track. I started researching recipes to make raw dog food from scratch. I realized that while the commercial raw dog food is better than kibble or canned food, it is still processed and often contains preservatives.