Our dog started having really bad hip issues this year, he is a 7 year old sharpei/lab mix. Hes been eating a "high quality" drid dog food his whole life but has had really bad digestion issues for years. Finally i convinced my SO to change his diet because its technically her dog. We started feeding him a 80% meat diet, lots of cooked chicken and raw beef, mostly joint cuts and liver. Also a few raw egg yolks and a quart or plain yogart a week. We also have been giving him a starch most days like cooked rice or sweet potatoes and veggies like lettuce and peas, sometimes carrots or fruit. Once in awhile hes been getting table scraps as well.
I thought for sure that he would have major digestive upset at first but he took to it immediately. So far not a single issue. He eats one meal a day at night and in only about two months we have seen many positives. His hip issues are fading u less hes been running hard all day, he stopped excess shedding and no more oily/flakey skin, and most of all no kore diarrhea. He also lost a bit of fat and is very very lean now, he was already pretty lean before.
I really wish we did this years ago, its really not the inconveniant and its not more expensive at all. All dogs should be fed this way, my next animals will be fed this way from the beginning.