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    Hi, I have a question for some bulldog experts (hehe), but before I say anything let it be known that I am a sucker and I know that I'm wrong for doing it...

    Dexter, my English Bulldog is just over a year old and I love him to death, probably too much. I tend to spoil him and one thing I've done is fed him some scraps (because he sits and watches me eat and I break down because his will is stronger than mine). I give him very, very small portions and since I eat healthy most of the time, it's usually nothing too bad. I tend to give him little bits of Turkey Bacon in the morning and such. But the problem that has manifested is he won't take to his food, we feed him Fromm's. He'll either nibble at it or ignore it all together, I stopped giving him scraps about four days ago and he seems to be getting better about eating but it doesn't seem like he's excited to eat. This is a bulldog that would scraf his food down like it's no one's business. Is there anything that I can do to make him take to his food better besides not feeding him any scraps at all? Mind you, if I give him a bit of turkey bacon he eats like no ones business, so I feel it's not a illness issue.

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    Hmmm.. well you've either spoilt him rotten ... or he doesn't like that paticular Fromm. Which one are you giving him??

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    It's the duck and sweet potatoe one, when I first gave it to him, he ate it like crazy.

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    Thats a fromm 4* range and you can change in between the flavours without having to transition. My suggestion would be to switch up the flavour and stop any kind of treat. Let's hope the new flavour will win him over, and if he doesn't get any food from you he should be ok. Personally I like the salmon and the beef frittata.

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    I found my dog loves coconut oil added in his food (goes crazy for it) - and it's good for them. Or maybe some salmon oil added on top? I'm not too sure my dog is as crazy about the salmon oil (he'll eat it all, but he frowns at it), but he loves the coconut oil!

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    Doesn't eat all of his food? Are you sure it is a bulldog? Jk they are all different.

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    I agree with @kazzy220 as long as your not sticking to the one food because of allergies it's safe to change his flavour occasionally, maybe he's just fed up with eating duck all the time. As long as you stick within the same Fromm range you can switch without having to do it gradually.
    a spoon full of yoghurt or cottage cheese can help too...with the added benefit of being good for him x

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmfstunner View Post
    Hi, I have a question for some bulldog experts (hehe), but before I say anything let it be known that I am a sucker and I know that I'm wrong for doing it...

    Dexter, my English Bulldog is just over a year old and I love him to death, probably too much. I tend to spoil him and one thing I've done is fed him some scraps (because he sits and watches me eat and I break down because his will is stronger than mine). I give him very, very small portions and since I eat healthy most of the time, it's usually nothing too bad. I tend to give him little bits of Turkey Bacon in the morning and such. But the problem that has manifested is he won't take to his food, we feed him Fromm's. He'll either nibble at it or ignore it all together, I stopped giving him scraps about four days ago and he seems to be getting better about eating but it doesn't seem like he's excited to eat. This is a bulldog that would scraf his food down like it's no one's business. Is there anything that I can do to make him take to his food better besides not feeding him any scraps at all? Mind you, if I give him a bit of turkey bacon he eats like no ones business, so I feel it's not a illness issue.
    I was searching post's this morning to see if anyone else was having the same type of problem as I am with Otis. I too have goone from I'll never give him human food to breaking down and giving him "good" scraps. Now he wont touch his morning food FOREVER and then picks at it instead of gobbiling it up. You would think he would be starving after not eating all night. Then same thing in the evening. I liked the "coconut oil" suggestion and will be trying that.

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    to EBN and being OWNED by a bully. They WILL eat if they get hungry enough, but of course WE arent quite as stubborn as they are. Add a tablespoon of plain, Greek yogurt and a tiny bit of water to his food. Canned fromm for a topper works too.


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    My boxer needs to be coaxed to eat, she went years being free fed, and once we got the bulldog, that was no longer an option. We get the low sodium, organic, free range, yada, yada chicken or beef broth. We barely put any on her food, but she thinks she is getting something special as it came out of the fridge. I think it is more the smell than anything. She will gobble it up.
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    Default Re: English Bulldog finicky with his food.

    i have a boston like that he is so used to having something on his food he doesnt want to eat it without it. sometimes once you start the added stuff with there food they expect it from then on. or they could just be bored with the flavor it happens. maybe try another fromm flavor and see if that helps.

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    Thank you everyone!
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