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    Default Food reactions or something else?

    When we got our baby girl Fiona, the breeder had her on ProPlan chicken puppy food. She seemed to be fine on it but our vet said we needed to get her onto adult food now that she is 7 months old. I have been reading up on foods and decided to try Fromms duck and sweet potato. She has only been on it for 6 days but I'm already noticing that she now has tear stains that she never had before, and the red bumps she started getting on her chin a few weeks back have gotten larger and she scratches more. Not sure if that is a food problem or something else....should I wait a little longer or make another change before she eats too much of this one and it's a big change again. I still have her puppy food and only just stopped giving her any of it as of yesterday. I'm not familiar yet with Bull Dogs and their allergies because this is our first one but I watched my Mom struggle with her Boston Terriers horrible allergies so I want to catch it before it gets worse! I keep hearing about Fromms which is why I went with it, but a local breeder here in Houston has been talking about how great Holistic Select is....So now I'm not sure what I should be doing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! This little girl has just totally taken our hearts and we want the best for her!

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    Default Re: Food reactions or something else?

    It is possible that is is food allergies, but it could also be environmental. The bumps on the chin sound like chin acne from her chin staying moist after drinking or slobbering all over a toy. A lot of bullies cannot handle grains contained within a lot of the foods, and while Fromms Duck and Sweet Potato is a great food it is not grain free which could be causing the issues you are seeing. Holistic Select is another decent grain free brand that our breeder used with good results, but it is not something we have tried as my baby has some interesting food allergies and we are currently on a modified home cooked diet for her. All in all with what you describe I would consider switching to a grain free food and go from there.
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    I completely agree w/Todd… I would try a grain-free food. You can look up dog food ratings on this website…
    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com

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    Default Re: Food reactions or something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marine91 View Post
    It is possible that is is food allergies, but it could also be environmental. The bumps on the chin sound like chin acne from her chin staying moist after drinking or slobbering all over a toy. A lot of bullies cannot handle grains contained within a lot of the foods, and while Fromms Duck and Sweet Potato is a great food it is not grain free which could be causing the issues you are seeing. Holistic Select is another decent grain free brand that our breeder used with good results, but it is not something we have tried as my baby has some interesting food allergies and we are currently on a modified home cooked diet for her. All in all with what you describe I would consider switching to a grain free food and go from there.
    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I completely agree w/Todd… I would try a grain-free food. You can look up dog food ratings on this website…
    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com
    great info from Todd and Tracey..... I also, think Duck/Sweet Potato is not grain free. If you want to stick with Fromm and duck protien... try Game Bird.
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    Default Re: Food reactions or something else?

    Actually, my Bf's bully is crazy allergic to Sweet Potatoes. It might just be that.

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    Default Re: Food reactions or something else?

    Could also be the duck- some bulldogs do not do well on any type of poultry. Usually duck isn't a culprit but if I were you I'd try the beef frittata, pork n peas or lamb and lentil- completely different but still grain free.

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