He is a rescue so no history on him. He came to us with thyroid disease which is controlled well with daily pills.
Mojo, came to us as at about age three (in Nov. of 2012) and we started him on raw immediately. Of course he was already neutered when he came to us but we have no idea when that was done. Mojo started limping off and on last fall and when it did not get better but worse we had him checked by the vet who diagnosed a partially torn acl. We chose to go the conservative route, with rest, very short leashed walks, no play, etc. and we're giving him fish oil and Glycoflex II as a supplements. The healing process has been going very slow, mostly through our fault because we did not restrict his movement enough and he kept re-injuring himself. We are finally seeing slow progress and hope for a good recovery.
We have opted to keep vaccinations to a minimum for both dogs (probably only rabies - the one that is good for three years) and we are also cutting out the flea and tick topic (K9 Advantage or Frontline) and are using rose geranium oil to repel the little buggers. That seemed to work pretty well last summer - maybe it is due to their overall better health now that they are being fed raw. I hope so. As for the heartworm prevention, we started to only give it every other month and will probably only give it to them two or three times this year in the height of summer (we live in New England) Of course, they will have a yearly heartworm test.
Hopefully all of this combined will help keep them healthy longer and help them grow older than our last dogs who died of cancer at age 10 and 11