Leo, our male boxer, came home at 10 weeks old in June of 2014. Right away we noticed he was constantly scratching himself, mostly his neck. Unsure if it was environmental or a food allergy, we switched him onto the [Brand Disclosed] grain-free food in hopes it would help. The itching continued so we tried [Brand Disclosed] salmon….still itching. By July of 2015, Leo had gotten to the point where he was scratching non-stop which caused his neck to become raw, bloody, and eventually lead to secondary bacterial infections on his neck, one being STAPH infection. A couple months later, Leo was breaking out in quarter sized hives covering his entire body. After countless trips to the vet, tons of anti-biotics and steroids, numerous types of grain free food and meeting with several different vets (and plenty of tears by me) I walked into a natural pet supplies store and basically begging the owner for any suggestions or help. My vet advised us to go onto a prescription diet, but the owner immediately suggested we try a raw diet because whatever Leo was allergic to, was most likely going to be in every type of kibble. After an almost 2 year battle with his allergy, we were willing to try anything. After two weeks on Vital Essentials Raw Beef diet, Leo’s neck completely cleared up, the bumps went away, the itching COMPLETELY stopped, and we have never seen him so happy. We couldn’t believe it. We felt helpless we couldn’t help him or stop the itching, but all along we were feeding him the wrong food. The Vital Essentials Beef is 100% beef and only beef ingredients, compared to the kibble we were feeding Leo which had upwards of 80 ingredients, filled with chemicals and preservatives. Vital Essentials changed Leo’s life, and ours as well. It really is the best of the best and we will continue to feed it to Leo and any future boxer brothers or sisters he has! Thank you!