I took my 9 year old Westie to the vets 2 weeks ago was surprised that the vet checked the screen to double check her age as she thought my Westie, Bungle, was only 2. She said that she had never seen a Westie look so young for her age and with such beautiful fur! I was rather chuffed at this and was equally as proud when I took my 4 year old Westie for some dental treatment (we thought she had broken a bit of tooth off chewing on an antler bone). The same vet said the same thing, that her skin was wonderful and she was so healthy. She asked us what we were feeding them and I told her the truth - we buy the packs of fresh chicken chunks from Tesco. They get half a pack of this each with a tiny scattering of cheese. To add some crunch we make our own croutons. The vet said this is why they look so amazing. What he said next nearly bowled me over. She said she would never feed her own dog with commercial dog food, even the very expensive, supposedly healthy brands as they ALL use grains which dogs cannot digest. I made the choice not to feed my dogs any off the shelf dog food because of the list of additives listed on each packet. We watched a television program years ago which showed one well know dog food brand even used a chemical that is used in antifreeze! Anyway, if anybody has a dog with skin problems then think about what you are feeding them. My 9 year old plays like a puppy with no signs of arthritis. The only time she has needed veterinary treatment was for a tumor on her gum. Thankfully this was benign but had to be removed just to make sure. Hope this helps anybody who's furry family member is having problems.