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    My head is going to explode. Nigel is 7+ months old and the best dog I've ever had (2 labs, a golden, weimaraner, and berner); smart, stubborn, snorer and stinky. What more could you ask for? The food thing is enough to drive you crazy. Is it possible to actually achieve firm stool, no allergies and low vapor emissions? Seems like we'll be chasing our tail forever. (pun intended) Lots of great advice here and read every post on food. Seems every bully has problems and there's no single cure... oh joy.

    1) Many vets online report Beno/Curtail can work for gas and is safe. Any experience with this with Bullies?

    2) How can pumpkin work for loose poo AND constipation? Anybody give it routinely to get a bit better than pudding consistency? Really don't want to wipe his rear forever.

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    A half cup of cottage cheese works to firm up stool for us. We have very little loose stool around here!

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    yes the food thing is enough to make anyone loose their mind. We have tried 3 now are on NVI Salmon and so far so good although it's only been a week. I have often wondered how the pumpkin helps both too. You have a very handsome bully. Glad you found us. I'm sure you will get plenty of good advice as thats what we are known for We need LOTS more pics though, that itty bitty teensy weensy pic is definately not enough.....
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    Well, pumpkin has a lot of fiber which helps to firm up loose stool. I give a scoopful of PURE PUMPKIN (canned or fresh )into their kibble at least once a day.
    I don't know about Beno and bulldogs tho, no experience w/that one.

    Yes, more pics of Nigel please...he's a handsome guy!




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    Default Re: Pumpkin and Beno

    We also battled loose stool through the puppy stages... after changing the food a few times, we were able to determine that he had issues with Chicken. We are now with NVI Salmon and his stools are very firm... almost too firm, but better than loose.

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    to EBN..... you have discovered the challenge to being owned by a bully... FOOD... its all about Food.

    I think we have found that a very lot of the vets that are not familiar with bullies miss how important food is to these wonderful animals. Beano? Well, I think it would be better to find out WHY Beano is being used instead of finding out a cure. Our bully farted like crazy when we got her.... got her on a good food and she rarely toots any more.
    Anyway... Glad you joined us and we are going to need a LOT more pix of that sweet little bully.. lol

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    Welcome to the winderful world of bulldogs and EBN!!

    Well, sounds like you are right on track with the food issues.... Beano... never tried it, but I've been lucky in not having too many food isses. We had a full screen blood allergy test done to identify allergy issues and once we did... we got them on the right food and they were/are great.

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    welcome.. we don't have loose stools we have BRICK stools!! we are still trying to work it out.. we do use pumpkin and it helps for both loose stools and constipation. I would be hesitant to use the beano.. I think you just need to find what works for your guy which by the way is SO handsome!!

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    Welcome to the site and Nigel is a handsome boy. You just have to experiment with food until you find the right one for him, they are all different. What may work on one may not work for another.
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    Welcome! Havent read all the other posts yet but here goes. Pumpkin works for loose or firm cuz it regulates the system, or so I have been told anyhow. I wondered the same thing a few years ago. Many people do give pumpkin regularly. In small doses tho, like a tsp a day. Food makes a HUGE diff in firmness in also. What food do you feed now? I have no idea about the gas but it sounds familiar so I must have heard it before maybe?

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    Oh yes....the food thing is a TRIP, isn't it? (We are sufferers also)

    Pinging @cowsmom so she can read and respond. She's a dog food genius yanno.

    Added: here, Chicken is the DEVIL. It makes gas and hives for my dynamic duo.

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    welcome to the site and yes you can have all those things just might take a bit. have you thought of giving yogurt to help with the farting? also they make a product i think they sell at petsmart or petco that is for dog farting. ok now food dont know what you are feeding now but nvi limited ingredient is a good place to start for firm stools. also watch treats or any people food you are giving the dog if you are that is. canned food will give loose stool also. just hang in there it gets better.

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