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    Quote Originally Posted by jlcox24 View Post
    When we adopted our ollie he was eating purina, he too ha no issues till they only had his type in chicken. I had been here reading and researching for me im off wk for medical issues but not getting an income so fromm was out. I did find tractor supply grain free brand its an ok rating but lord this dog now has spunk!! His fur has improved he has energy he used to sleep all day i just assumed that was an eb as he is our first!! Wrong i wouldnt have guessed food and im so thankful for this site as well!!! Good luck!
    Hope things are okay for you medically! My mom is going through the same thing - it is not fun! Anyways, Fromm is EXPENSIVE - I only bought a small bag to try it and see if she likes it first but, then again I will pay more for my bully to be happier and healthier than feed her crap food. She has no major issues like allergies or anything, thank god, but like you my bully sleeps ALL day and I thought oh well I know the breed is lazy but is she supposed to be this lazy? She has no energy. Her fur could be better to I think. So I am so glad to have read about food being such a big factor before coming across big problems with her and having lots of money stuck into the vet for her to only need better food. I can't wait for her to hopefully feel better!

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    I was feeding Winston Science Diet, then Eukanuba... my vet even suggested Purina One!!! Thank God for this forum... I put Winston on Fromm's and his staining is gone, and so is the loose . I think we all have been there, so please don't FRET!!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casper View Post
    Hey Amber, I made a big mistake with Rocky, my first Bully. His Father was dying of cancer, so they re-homed him to me, and he was on Purina dog food, kibble, so since I had him, I went and bought Purina Kibble, which was the small kibble instead of the big kibble, That mix along with being re-homed was enough to shut him down from eating totaly. That wasn't a good thing to happen. In the mornings, he would wake up, Puking this yellow vile stuff, again I had no idea, what was causing it, Rocky hadn't eaten anything, how could he be throwing up, Right? I took him to the vet, and they gave him medicine to calm his stomach, By this time I was feeding him anything he would possibly eat, which was Rice and a little hamburger mix. After leaving my Vet, I got the blue buffalo sensative formula, grain free, and did a clean switch, He would eat, but wasn't interested in food at all, lucky to get 3/4 cup of food down him morning and night, and most of that from hand feeding him. When I adopted Rambo, Rocky was eating his sensitive food diet, but not very good, Rambo was on Blue Buffalo, Salmon and potatoes, That I had already learned, and now doing everything I can possibly do, to make this transition much easier than Rocky's. I had a week before picking up Rambo, purchased a bag of Rambo's food, wanting everything there for him before the transfer. Rocky wouldn't leave the bag alone. Finally I opened it, and treated him a small handful of kibble, He woofed it down, I couldn't believe it !! Now is when I realized Rocky didn't like his diet at all. I began a slow transfer of his food, 25% new food and 75% old food, for 3 days, then 50% old and 50% new for 3 more days, Then 25% old food and 75% new food for 3 more days, finally weaning his diet over to the Blue Buffalo Salmon. Whoaaa what a difference the food made. Rocky is very athletic, loves to run, loves to play, has outstanding energy for about an hour or two each morning and evening, sleeping between. Rambo is 65 lbs, and as of Today, Is 1 year old, and this 65 lb Bully wears me out in the energy department, and Rocky too! I feed them both, 1 cup each morning, and 1 cup in the evening, I treat them to fruit snacks, Yogurt on occaision, mostly Watermelon when in season. These two boys want to go outside after their meal and play, They both potty when outside, other than that, they get a couple of pee breaks between, and right back inside, and they wrestle each other all day long, and tug a war, and just bully each other, then fall asleep on each other, it's amazing what a difference the food makes. I don't like the smell of the Salmon on their breath, and opening the plastic container with the food, I'm so glad it's air sealed. But like you, my Rocky was on a Junk Food diet, and luckily from this forum, the great membership, the Articles on here, I quickly learned there are a few companies who go the extra mile for the Pets, Fromm's and Blue Buffalo both alike, are great to do business with, they have done their research, and a Long Time ago was Science diet, it was the best out there compared to Purina, and Alpo, But Now a days, I compare that food to eating at McDonalds every night, I don't do it, No one I love does it, and my Pets are treated much better. Knowledge is power, and this site, everyday gives me more knowledge of whats best for my pet, and in welcoming the new folks onboard, I always mention, reading the articles, so much research, advise, and knowledgeable information in there, It's what completed Rocky's Diet, and Rambo's too, The Stallone Brother benefit from this site daily. What a great story you've shared, and thanks for sharing it with us, Now it's just key to find the food that fits him, and it nutritious enough to boost him, Pets are like children, in that they will eat junkfood over a salad anyday, us being the responsible parents have to do the right thing.
    WHOOOO I must be the lucky one then cause my kids will take a salad over junk food any day of the week. I raised them that way! From the time they got teeth and could chew I fed them salads fresh fruit and vegetables when I realized I was heading in the right direction my daughter came in and we had bought grocery's and a bag of peanut M&M's and a box of grapes were sitting next to each other on the table and one of my twins came in and sat at the table pushed the M&M's out of the way and grabbed the grapes and proceeded to tell us she would eat those later maybe, she wanted the grapes. The Mommy inside me was doing awhile on the outside I said "ok" as calmly as I could. I stopped eating at Mcdonalds and all the other fast food places and my kids now don't even ask for it. If they want something they ask for Firehouse Subs or Subway or they ask me to make something special at supper. Sheldon isn't treated any differently I wouldn't feed him fast food which is why I am thinking about switching him to raw feeding it might be expensive at first but in reading I feel like it might be healthier for Sheldon. All ready I see a difference in his coat with the Salmon oil he his shiny and soft and not shedding nearly as much and he loves eating now he cleans his bowl with maybe a few kibble left. I was feeding Sheldon Purina Pure One until I started reading on here and realized that is what was causing his muzzle redness since I changed food and started the salmon oil his muzzle redness is gone. I hope your culinary journey in finding the right food is a success story!!! HUGs and MUZZIES!!

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    @AmberXo way to be on the ball! Good luck with the switch the end result should be amazing!
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    Great work.... keep us posted on how she is doing with the transition!
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    Thanks! I sure hope we get better results! I actually went to a local pet food warehouse and went in to get Fromms Beef Fritta (sp?) anyways the worker had asked me what I was looking for and I had told her the food I wanted and she asked me what kind of dog I had and I said english bulldog so she proceeded to say that she would show me a suggested brand of food specially made for bulldogs - Royal Canin (sp again?) Bulldog - she had said it promotes healthy joints, wrinkles, less farting, ect. I stated that I would prefer to get Fromms as I have been doing quite some research on this and I don't have time to mess around with random brands of foods. She took me and showed me the Fromm's and I got a smaller bag, sense it is so expensive I figured I would see how Brynn does first before buying a big bag, but while I was looking at all the different flavors another lady came to pick up a bag and had said to me this was the best food she has ever fed her dogs and that I was making a good choice so I felt better about buying it plus all of you guys made it clear especially after reading the articles that this food is much better than Purina. Just goes to show though people we would think to know things about animals don't always know exactly what they are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmberXo View Post
    Thanks! I sure hope we get better results! I actually went to a local pet food warehouse and went in to get Fromms Beef Fritta (sp?) anyways the worker had asked me what I was looking for and I had told her the food I wanted and she asked me what kind of dog I had and I said english bulldog so she proceeded to say that she would show me a suggested brand of food specially made for bulldogs - Royal Canin (sp again?) Bulldog - she had said it promotes healthy joints, wrinkles, less farting, ect. I stated that I would prefer to get Fromms as I have been doing quite some research on this and I don't have time to mess around with random brands of foods. She took me and showed me the Fromm's and I got a smaller bag, sense it is so expensive I figured I would see how Brynn does first before buying a big bag, but while I was looking at all the different flavors another lady came to pick up a bag and had said to me this was the best food she has ever fed her dogs and that I was making a good choice so I felt better about buying it plus all of you guys made it clear especially after reading the articles that this food is much better than Purina. Just goes to show though people we would think to know things about animals don't always know exactly what they are talking about.
    One of my big favorites of the Fromm grain free line.... you can go between flavors if it works for your baby. I start Banks on Beef Frittatia, and have used Game Bird, nut she is now on Pork and Peas and doing the best she ever has
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    One of my big favorites of the Fromm grain free line.... you can go between flavors if it works for your baby. I start Banks on Beef Frittatia, and have used Game Bird, nut she is now on Pork and Peas and doing the best she ever has
    It doesn't bother him to switch up flavors? Or do you slowly introduce a new flavor to the old? What a good way to mix up things though

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmberXo View Post
    It doesn't bother him to switch up flavors? Or do you slowly introduce a new flavor to the old? What a good way to mix up things though
    That is the awesome thing about the Fromm Grain free line... stay in that line and Beef for breakfast... Pork and Peas for dinner. BUT, do not do any of that till you get her all settled in to the new food for like 6 months. I feed Pork and Peas as meal, but the other flavors I use as treats (in the cookie jar)
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    That is the awesome thing about the Fromm Grain free line... stay in that line and Beef for breakfast... Pork and Peas for dinner. BUT, do not do any of that till you get her all settled in to the new food for like 6 months. I feed Pork and Peas as meal, but the other flavors I use as treats (in the cookie jar)
    That is awesome! I will keep in mind for after everything has settled down for awhile. I actually am impressed with the difference in smells between the Purina crap and Fromm - hope she likes it. I am sure she will - what bully doesn't like food? Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmberXo View Post
    That is awesome! I will keep in mind for after everything has settled down for awhile. I actually am impressed with the difference in smells between the Purina crap and Fromm - hope she likes it. I am sure she will - what bully doesn't like food? Lol.
    EXACTLY!! And, there is a member, can not remember who, but they tasted the Fromm... said it 'alright' LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    EXACTLY!! And, there is a member, can not remember who, but they tasted the Fromm... said it 'alright' LOL
    LOL! Well I suppose some want to know just what their dog is eating and how it tastes! Just gave Brynn supper - 75% old crap. 25% new - without the added water and she ate it all up with no problems.

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