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    Considering how much you're feeding him, he should be gaining weight. Have you taken him to your vet? I'd want to rule out any medical conditions at this point.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post

    I try to avoid most carbs, for myself & my dogs but not crazily so more like
    balanced out~1/3 good carbs (sweet potato, white rice) 1/3 good fats (coconut
    oil, avocado, real butter) healthy proteins (grass fed, organic meat, free range egg)
    No grains, no soy, no dairy, no processed foods (try not to eat from boxed/canned stuff)

    A great vet (who suffers from Fibro) has recently suggested potatoes help in dogs
    that have head tremors but generally not good for dogs/cats otherwise.
    Oh I agree. If a pup has a particular condition, feeding certain carbs can help. I'm all on board for yogurt and the like because I do believe they can help some bullies.
    I just didn't want someone new to believe that carbs are an integral part of a dogs diet because they're not. They're not needed at all for a pup to be healthy.

    I really don't know why many dog foods have a high percentage of carbs in them.. Only thing I can think of is that it's cheaper than animal protein.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    I really don't know why many dog foods have a high percentage of carbs in them.. Only thing I can think of is that it's cheaper than animal protein.
    That is what I believe too... filler, so much cheaper
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    He is eating Nature's Variety Instinct. Frozen raw and dry. The raw is one whole patty in the morning and again at night with one cup of dry mixed with it both times. He gets two cups of dry midday if he indicates he's hungry. I got him at the end of May from bad owners. He is 3 years old. He can't get certain things because he is battling yeast and was when I got him. So no peanut butter, cheese, etc. He just suddenly decided to potty in the house.
    yeah that is a LARGE amount of food. Lola is exactly 50 lbs, so we feed her ONE whole patty (the large one) PER DAY. split into two meals, breakfast and dinner. And she I suppose lost 1.5 lbs on this 'diet' over the course of 6 months, but gained it back when we went on a steroid kick. i digress… There might be something medically wrong at this point. I can't help with the potty training, but if you are being extremely consistent with going outside and accidents are still happening, again something medical can be happening. Lola is 2 1/2 and never lets us know when she wants outside. we're just on a schedule.

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    Im going to tag one of our mods who has a bully, Bella, who has a condition that doesn't allow her to absorb the nutrients from the food. It's very treatable, but Seven may need to get tested.

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    The vet gave us $215 worth of meds and said his weight would return when the yeast left. Well, I understand he's battling yeast but he looks better in that regard but his weight is worse.

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    He died this evening between 6 and 6:45 central. My heart is broken beyond broken.

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    Oh no!!! I'm so sorry!

    I got tagged for this thread but I was too late. Yes, there definitely is something wrong when he's not absorbing nutrients from the amount of food he was getting regardless of amount of protein/carbs/etc. he should have at least showed some weight gain.

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I always shed a tear when I hear a bully baby passing...it always reminds me of he fact that my babys will leave me too and I will be devastated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvnmymedic View Post
    He died this evening between 6 and 6:45 central. My heart is broken beyond broken.
    Oh no.. I am so very sorry. Can't imagine what you're feeling right now.
    Do you know what happened?


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    We don't really know if it was completely the overwhelming yeast issue or it is was something else. Our vet was nice but I will try to find one that is more familiar with Bulldogs when we get another one. He just lost weight and it stayed off despite the meds, probiotics, multivitamins and amount of food he was given. He was sick when we got him. He never recovered. It has been a long trying 6 months of trying to help him battle it. When I say sick, it was the yeast. Yeast smell, yeast on almost all of his body a lot of times then over the last month, his sores closed and his hair was growing back but his weight wasn't coming back. Not an hour before he decided he was done, my husband and I said it was just a matter of days before he decided to give up. The whole time we had him, he was more mine than everyone else's. He followed me around the house, he did what I said, he sat with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvnmymedic View Post
    We don't really know if it was completely the overwhelming yeast issue or it is was something else. Our vet was nice but I will try to find one that is more familiar with Bulldogs when we get another one. He just lost weight and it stayed off despite the meds, probiotics, multivitamins and amount of food he was given. He was sick when we got him. He never recovered. It has been a long trying 6 months of trying to help him battle it. When I say sick, it was the yeast. Yeast smell, yeast on almost all of his body a lot of times then over the last month, his sores closed and his hair was growing back but his weight wasn't coming back. Not an hour before he decided he was done, my husband and I said it was just a matter of days before he decided to give up. The whole time we had him, he was more mine than everyone else's. He followed me around the house, he did what I said, he sat with me.
    Thank you for taking the time, in your grief, to update us
    as this was a complex & puzzling case for sure. Certainly
    any knowledge gained could help save someone's bully
    (and them) from going thru this tragedy.

    Jennifer, just wish I could reach thru this computer and hug
    you so tightly, your loss hurts my heart.

    I lost my 1st bully, Brutus, 7 months after I adopted him, to
    unknown issues but certainly a result of prior neglect so I
    know how maddening that feels & heartbreaking. Brutus too,
    only had love & quality of life in those 7 months with me~at first,
    THAT crushed me and I wept bitter tears but now, I'm so glad
    he did have it and that he was happy even so. He was a great
    bully and we immediately bonded so deeply, we packed a whole
    lot of love & life in our short time together just as you & Seven
    did. You were a wonderful Mom and did ALL you could do for him.
    Seven knew that, Jennifer and I know, he just completely loved
    you and was grateful & happy in the home you gave him...GOD
    gave him that gift so when he departed, he at least, finally knew
    what love & caring felt like. So many live & die without EVER having
    or knowing those feelings.

    Dang, I'm crying now that this is still so and will always be so. We do
    what we can to make a difference...the need is overwhelming and
    it's disgraceful!

    You, Jennifer, stepped up to the plate and made a difference in his
    life...he knew. I pray it helps you & Hubby along your healing path.
    GOD bless y'all!




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    RIP beloved boy.

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