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    Hi all,

    my pup is 9 1/2 weeks old, wanted to see if I could start giving her some fruits like bananas or apples or carrots? Is she too young? How small should I cut it up? Can I freeze them for her since she is teething? I'm a first time EB owner so thanks for the help!!

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    Bananas, blueberries, strawberrys and green beans should be ok. I would probably wait a few more weeks before give her carrots and apples. Make sure all fruit and vegi are cut up very small so she does not choke. They tend to just swallow and not chew. Yes you can freeze cut up fruit and vegi. My boys love frozen green beans one of their favorite treats.

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    Hi, again. I totally agree with what Ashleym said, great advice. I would also give just one fruit or veggie at a time, that way you'll know which one doesn't agree with her, whether it be from diarrhea, upset stomach, or an allergic reaction such as redness or pink skin, hives, rashes, or itchiness. You can also give her apple cider vinegar in her drinking water, it has many benefits from being a natural anti inflammatory, it kills bad bacteria in the body, which boosts the immune system, it balances the Ph levels in the blood, and helps with bad breath. We also give our guys plain unsweetened yogurt on their kibble every morning.
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    i agree with what has been stated above. let us know how it goes

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    You have been given some good info already. Another thing you can do is mix some fruit in plain yogurt and freeze it in ice cube trays for treats as well. Start out slow though and only introduce one new thing at a time so you can watch for any type of allergic reaction.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    Thanks everyone! Great help as always! I will prob start her on bananas and see how she likes them. @Vikinggirl haven't heard of apple cider vinegar but it sounds like its pretty good for them! Thx!

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    Here is a copy of the Benefits of ACV by Sherry

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    By Singing The Praises Of Apple Cider Vinegar on Jul 6, 2008 in Dr.Jeannie, Dog Health - Immune System, Dog Breeders Corner, Dog Heart Health, Dog Nutrition, Doggone Home & Garden Stuff


    Apple Cider Vinegar


    Apple cider is known around the world as Mother Nature’s miracle medicine, a powerful weapon in the war against aging and disease that is more effective than many high-priced prescription drugs. When God created this fruit He designed it be a food and a medicine!
    Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is golden liquid concentrated with the healthy goodness of apples. It contains more than 30 important nutrients, 12 minerals, over 6 vitamins, essential acids and several enzymes. Moreover, it has a large dose of pectin for a healthy heart, and thus, healthy as a whole.
    Many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and substances are available in ACV to improve the health of your dog. ACV can provide them with enzymes and important minerals, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, chlorine,
    phosphorus, iron, silicon and other trace minerals. The vitamins contained in ACV are bioflavonoids (vitamin P), beta-carotene (precursor to vitamin A), vitamin C, E, B1, B2, and B6. Tannins from the crushed cell walls of fresh apples as well as malic acid, tartaric acid, propionic acid, acetic acid and pectin (fiber) are also contained in ACV.
    ACV is cheap, easy to use and it really benefits our health in numerous ways. ACV can benefit both people and their pets. It is antibacterial and anti-fungal and gives the immune system a good boost. As a high potassium electrolyte balancer, it remineralizes the body and helps normalizethe blood’s alkaline acid balance.ACV is the natural king of skin remedies. It is wonderful for itching and scratching pets as well as a superb skin and hair conditioner. Good old apple cider vinegar either straight or diluted 50/50 with water can be applied directly to the affected area and allowed to dry. It will kill bacteria on hot spots, eliminate dandruff, rejuvenate hair, skin and help sweeten and balance the pH levels in the body. When giving your dpg a bath, shampoo, rinse, then apply ACV either straight or diluted, followed by rinsing with water. Notice, any residue shampoo will be washed out and you will feel and see an increased softness and sheen to the coat.
    Apple cider vinegar is a powerful detoxifying and purifying agent. It breaks down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. By breaking down these substances it improves the health and function of the vital organs, such as the kidneys, bladder and liver, by preventing excessively alkaline urine. Put a tablespoon of ACV in your dog’s drinking water every day and you will no longer have those brown spots in your lawn from the dog’s urine.


    This powerful potion also promotes digestion, assimilation and elimination, all the while neutralizing any toxic substances that enter the body. Cider vinegar has been found to ..neutralize any harmful bacteria that may be found in certain foods. While dogs and cats do not have to worry too much about the bacteria in raw meat, if YOU are in doubt, you can pour a little Apple Cider Vinegar over thier raw meal.
    Cider vinegar can also be beneficial for symptoms such as tooth decay and splitting of your dog’s toenails, which can be symptoms of potassium deficiency. Potassium is essential for the replacement of worn-out tissues within the body. This mineral is also important to soft tissue repair, as calcium is to the bones and teeth which makes it a wonderful supplement for senior dogs.
    Tests have proven that when potassium, in the form of cider vinegar is fed to livestock their appearance improves and their stamina increases.
    Cider vinegar is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis, as a supplement added to your pet’s daily water supply (or poured over the food) or with compresses soaked in hot vinegar applied directly to the joints. It is also thought to be helpful when used to treat allergies, osteoporosis, cancer, candida, high cholesterol, constipation, muscle cramps, colitis, diabetes, diarrhea, depression, dizziness, ear discharge, eczema, fatigue, kidney stones, kidney and bladder problems, metabolism, and stiff joints.
    The supplementation of ACV has been known to naturally remove red tear stains from the inside out. It is also used by many to prevent fleas when used in a rinse for the dog’s coat.
    Recently, Dr. Louis Ducarre of Geneva, Switzerland, author of the fairly new book,Natural Cures, Natural Life states that when mixed with honey, apple cider becomes potent enough to cure cancer, heart disease and other deadly ailments .
    Natural apple cider vinegar is found in health food stores. It should be a rich amber color with the “mother” quite visible as sentiment on the bottom. The strength of vinegar is important. All varieties of vinegar contain about 4 to 7 percent acetic acid, with 5 percent being the most common amount. Acetic acid is what gives vinegar its tart and sour taste.
    There is nothing beneficial about commercial distilled vinegars except for pickling, cleaning and disinfection —they have no health value!
    Bragg, Paul and Linda, N.D., Ph.D., “Apple Cider Vinegar, Miracle Health System”, Published Health Science, Santa Barbara, California
    Jarvis, D.C, M.D., D.C. “Folk Medicine”, and“Arthritis and Folk Medicine”, Published Fawcett Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut
    Puotinen, C.J., “The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care” Published Keats Publishing, Inc., New Canaan, Connecticut
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Thx for all the helpful info!! What do you guys think about peanut butter in kings? Is she too young? What kind of pb?

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    Sorry I meant KONGS Lol

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    @Khloes mama For her age get the puppy Kong you can put a few pieces of kibbles and then seal the top with peanut butter and then freeze it lasts longer. If you fill it up with only peanut butter it might upset her tummy and give her diarrhea. Use organic no salt peanut butter. She will love it! I use it as a special treat when I leave the house.

    When she gets a few weeks older get the medium size and fill with fruit, treats, yogurt and then top with peanut butter.

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    @Ashleym great thanks! I want to give it to her when I need to leave so she won't cry. It breaks my heart!!

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    I know its hard leaving them they sound so sad. The frozen kong helps. Mine dont even notice when I leave home now they are too busy with the treat

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