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    Hey everybody I'm just writing to see if anybody had any tips or suggestions to get my bulldog Bella to start eating her food again. We moved recently and sometimes she's eating her food well and other days she is not. More recently I switched foods on her from Fromm's four-star adult dog food back to the Fromm's chicken flavored food. I notice she will eat little treats that we stick in her food but pick around and not actually eat the food itself. She never used to be this picky but has always been a little bit picky as we make her a scrambled egg from time to time and she knows when we get the egg carton out it's egg time! If anybody has any tips to get her to start eating her food again it would be much helpful and appreciated.

    She just seems more picky than usual and even has a hard time doing her business from time to time as more recently it just seemed she was squatting forever until something came out. I've heard purée pumpkin filling is supposed to help with that though. Not sure if that still safe but I believe I read somewhere on the site way back when that it was a helpful tip. If anybody can confirm this that would also be much appreciated. Thank you!


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    Hi there and welcome! Well you mentioned you just moved and plus you switched her food. That's 2 whammies for Madame Bella to absorb. Yes get back to her original food till she accepts the move. Then change her food. Stop adding goodies or treats till she starts eating her regular food again. When she gets hungry she'll eat. She wont poop much if she doesn't eat. Pumpkin is for loose stools. Try that see what happens. By the way, Madame Bella is sure purrrdy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Hi there and welcome! Well you mentioned you just moved and plus you switched her food. That's 2 whammies for Madame Bella to absorb. Yes get back to her original food till she accepts the move. Then change her food. Stop adding goodies or treats till she starts eating her regular food again. When she gets hungry she'll eat. She wont poop much if she doesn't eat. Pumpkin is for loose stools. Try that see what happens. By the way, Madame Bella is sure purrrdy!
    I was wondering if dogs picked up on moving or not. We moved about two hours south to Indianapolis, Indiana and she seems to like it at times and other times she misses her grandma and grandpa! The first few weeks she was kind of depressed but then started eating again. I just recently switched food about a month and a half ago and she was doing fine at first but then started to ignore it when I would pour it in her bowl. We're back to her one of her favorites which is the chicken Fromm's so I'm hoping she'll gain an appetite again soon. Thank you for the nice comment and the helpful hint. Madame Bella really appreciates the compliment!


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    Yes dogs do pick up on moving homes. EB are also a bit OCD....ok a lot for some. Lolll at xmas ive rearranged the living room to put the tree. Nyala just stood there staring at the living room and especially the tree. Like "what's that tree doing in the house" . If Madame Bella*misses grandpa n grandma n was a bit depressed, well you now know why she's reacting like so. Give her time with lots of cuddles and lots of walking around the block so she gets use to the new neighborhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Yes dogs do pick up on moving homes. EB are also a bit OCD....ok a lot for some. Lolll at xmas ive rearranged the living room to put the tree. Nyala just stood there staring at the living room and especially the tree. Like "what's that tree doing in the house" . If Madame Bella*misses grandpa n grandma n was a bit depressed, well you now know why she's reacting like so. Give her time with lots of cuddles and lots of walking around the block so she gets use to the new neighborhood.
    Can new furniture play a big impact on how a dog acts as well? My girlfriend and I like your idea of taking her around the neighborhood for walks as we take her to the local park and also the state park that's nearby but would like to walk around the complex a little more and haven't done so since moving down with it being winter, the cold, the holidays and all. We will give this a shot tomorrow and stop with the treats and just let her get back in her groove.Thanks for the input!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan4Bella7 View Post
    Can new furniture play a big impact on how a dog acts as well? My girlfriend and I like your idea of taking her around the neighborhood for walks as we take her to the local park and also the state park that's nearby but would like to walk around the complex a little more and haven't done so since moving down with it being winter, the cold, the holidays and all. We will give this a shot tomorrow and stop with the treats and just let her get back in her groove.Thanks for the input!


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    Get her a jacket so you dont avoid her walks. Even on very cold days, 10 mins is better than nothing. If it's extremely cold and you're the only one outside, that means 5 mins max lol,

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Get her a jacket so you dont avoid her walks. Even on very cold days, 10 mins is better than nothing. If it's extremely cold and you're the only one outside, that means 5 mins max lol,
    Good call! We can definitely put on a sweater for the walk tomorrow and five minutes or 10 minutes max sounds about right for me as well! lol


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    Bella looks so depressed... or tired. Or both...


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    Awwwa she's a pretty little thing. Listen if it's not cold at all a good 20mins if she's an active dog. I don't know her or you. Dogs needs to move. Not because they are EB they need to just lay there and look like that. Does she usually move a lot? She looks bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan4Bella7 View Post
    Bella looks so depressed... or tired. Or both...


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    Helene has you totally covered!!

    Miss Bella is a beauty-- need more pictures if that sweet face!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Helene has you totally covered!!

    Miss Bella is a beauty-- need more pictures if that sweet face!

    And, of course--- CUBBIES! I see the W


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    That tongue!!!

    Here is our girl that passed two years ago, but she is named after my b/f favorite Cub....

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