In my house the hair build up has significantly reduced! Which is saying something in my 4 cat house. We still have tumbleweeds, but mostly because Doran is 11 months and shedding his kitten coat. His adult coat is growing in soft and wonderful, and I think he's almost done the shed. *sighs* however Muffin is just entering the shedding stage, so more tumbleweeds are in the future.
In order to keep this organized I'll do one cat at a time, lol.
Before: LOTS of vomiting. Gross. On NB i had it down to 3-5 times/week, and that was better than previously. Not too much shedding, but her coat would go through times where it was more brittle. Usually those times she also vomited more (i'm thinking she was losing moisture therefore dry coat...). Really grumpy. She'd attack guests, hated having her tummy rubbed, attack me and my SO once in a while. She was unhappy, never played. IMO these things were related to the vomiting...I feel grumpy when I'm sick too!
Now: Greatly reduced vomiting. I can't say never because if she eats her food too fast it comes right back up *sigh*, but maybe once every 2 weeks, and it's going down. IMO her digestive tract is gradually calming down after being so inflamed for years. Little to no shedding, no hairballs.
The biggest difference in Jitzu was her personality. I couldn't believe it, but 1/2 a month into the raw diet she changed. Now she plays occasionally, she cuddles. I've even heard her purr for the first time in 2 years! All our frequent guests have noticed a dramatic change in her attitude, some can even pet her briefly!
I will never switch her back.
Oh, and the vet says she has fantastic teeth
Before: Torri had been sick and lost a lot of weight. She literally weighed less than muffin when he was 4 months. She was skeletal for a long time, and just wasn't gaining on the wet/dry food. She was shedding, but not loads and loads, unless you looked at one of our chairs which was supposed to be blue. It looked like someone had upended a bag of feathers onto it, lol. She was grumpy and didn't want to play, low energy from not gaining weight.
Now: Much more energy. She is still a princess and is very picky about what she eats...but she does eat. She's a a much better weight at 6 lbs, and doesn't shed. No hairballs ever
Before: No much difference honestly. He was 7 months when i switched him to raw, so he hadn't had problems when he was on dry, and no issues on wet either.
Now: He's the most muscular kitten my vet has ever seen! lol, he's a total love, greatly enjoys his raw meals, and has loads of energy.
Before: He was little, 5 months, when I switched. He doesn't think kibble is food, lol.
Now: Lots of muscle. I partly switched to give his immune system all the help it could get since he's my little feline herpes kitty. He has had a flare up when we moved, but is doing much better now. He was the first of my crew to chomp a bone! He's just started losing his baby coat, so he does shed, but his hair was really coarse as a baby and it's much smoother now.
Overall, I love this diet! My litterbox is virtually odor free, my cats don't smell, they're happy and playing, and I wouldn't switch them back if the kibble company paid ME!