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    Quote Originally Posted by Kozman View Post
    thanks for all the help, you are all so helpful. I will cut down on the treats and see what happens. I guess I should try and research other foods to see what works best....I just bought a 30lb bag (duh) the other day....oh well !!
    No worries, use it up while you test the treat thing. Tear stains are not the worst thing out there so long as she isnt biting at her feet alot or acting itchy I would just use this and see what happens. Then if you switch the protein in that brand, so long as you keep within the same food line you can just go right into the next type you want to try. If you want to change brands then you have to do the slow switch but in the meantime I would focus on these treats for now. You are a great mama, most people dont try figuring this stuff out until the pups are much further along with allergies.

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    please go to Fromm, 4 star, and try it , Merrick used to be good but have had some recalls last year. and stay away from dark meat like lamb, it often stains badly. , thanks for getting away from Purina ---anything!!!!
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    I agree with @cali~jenn try a different treat first to see if the staining goes away. We feed ours FROMM 4 star but Lucy cannot have the one with duck, she turns red on. Buddy will not eat the one with fish (sorry for not looking up the proper names of food) so finding one that works for your pup is a guessing game at times. Plus seasonal allergies are a problem down here.

    Welcome to the site and we are glad you are here and little Luna is such a doll, too cute. Looking forward in seeing more pics from her.

    Also just a note, you may already know this, but it does not hurt to be reminded. Please do not give your bully raw hides, pig ears, or greenies for chew toys, as they can become fatal. Kongs or Nylabones are excellent choices.
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    I think I will stick with Merrick for now and switch over to a different food/protein line, maybe the Campfire Trout or Turducken.

    She has not been bitting her feet or paws and her skin/coat look great...I'll keep you updated.

    One last thing, I know this has been discussed a million times before but what should I do to remove the stain, I heard Angel eyes and other OTC products, what about home remedies like witch hazel or corn starch and peroxide?, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    Welcome to the site and we are glad you are here and little Luna is such a doll, too cute. Looking forward in seeing more pics from her.

    Also just a note, you may already know this, but it does not hurt to be reminded. Please do not give your bully raw hides, pig ears, or greenies for chew toys, as they can become fatal. Kongs or Nylabones are excellent choices.
    What about Bully Sticks or Beef Tendons?, she loves to chew on them plus it keeps her from chewing on my hands and feet!!. Are they safe for puppies?

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    Kozman.... I'm just going to say to EBN. I'm glad you are getting so much help as diet is soooo very important with these crazy pups and it can get really frustrating too. I will add, why the treats? If you want to give her rewards just keep a little bit of her kibble handy and use that. At this point you are trying to get her settled on a diet.... add other rewards in later. Again, Have fun...... and by the way... you have a real sweetie there... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowsmom View Post
    just a note to @2BullyMama i notice the merrick wilderness has dried potato bout half way down the list and you stated no potato. not sure if it will be a concern or not just pointing it out.
    CRAP -- did not notice it, must of read right over --- thanks @cowsmom a.k.a Queen of the dog food ingredients!!
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    @Kozman I would not give either of them to my bullies, We only let them chew on Nylabones or a hard rubber toy from Kong. Mine love their Nylabones and I also have a big rubber "leg bone" from Nylabone that they love also. They also love deer or elk antlers to chew on also, just get the big ones 7"to 9". Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kozman View Post
    What about Bully Sticks or Beef Tendons?, she loves to chew on them plus it keeps her from chewing on my hands and feet!!. Are they safe for puppies?

    ..... rawhide, bully sticks and tendons are not good for bullies --- they usually choke or try to swallow it whole
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    I agree with you on the Fromm, Merrick used to be one of the good ones--a few YEARS AGO-- but they have had recalls on both food and Treats. and
    because of that--- with the research I've done it is ----ONLY ---Fromm or-- great 4 life--nothing else.
    they unlike any other Company are not owned by a big conglomerate of pet food companies.
    Post to follow on the only things I will feed my dogs, or use on them to clean or groom
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    A 4-month-old bulldog with tear stains?

    If I was a betting woman, I'd put my money on teething over the food as the cause of the tear-stain.

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    Interesting, she is teething like crazy...

    This is really confusing , I'll just wait and see if it get worse

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