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    After realizing that the food I am feeding Katie is only 1 star (yikes!), I have been doing some research for a new food. I think I have decided on Fromm Four Star Naturals Pork & Applesauce Dry Dog Food. Is this a good choice? What are your experiences with this food?
    Also, I have no idea how much or how often to feed her. I've just been feeding her when I get home from work in the afternoons. Any tips would be appreciated!

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    Default Re: Food Change! Your thoughts?

    Hi..well I am NOT the one to give you food advice..don't worry..you will get lots of great help. I am in the process of transitioning Jake to Fromm surf and turf..so far so good! I don't think you can go wrong with Fromm..good luck!

    Jake is 5 1/2 months old. He gets 3/4 cup 3 x a day..but when his transition is done and he reaches 6 months..I plan on going to 1 cup twice a day!
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    Default Re: Food Change! Your thoughts?

    Tate's also on a 1 star food right now (Eukanuba for puppies) b/c that's what the breeder had been feeding him but I too will transition him to a better quality food soon. I'm thinking of either Fromm or Canidae...still trying to decide.

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    I also just switched Diesel to Fromm Surf and Turf. I don't think he has any allergies, but I am just not willing to find out! He quit his old food on his own (taking it out of the bowl and only eating the new food)...and he loves it! I haven't seen or noticed many issues and there has been a lot less gas...which is VERy nice!

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    Default Re: Food Change! Your thoughts?

    After trying 3 other foods, we finally switched our bully Frank to Fromm when he was 6 mos. He is 10 mos now. We have learned that he does much better on a grain-free food and that he can't tolerate lamb. So he gets Fromm Surf n Turf and Fromm Beef Frittata. He usually gets 3/4 cup 3x a day along with frozen veggies or blueberries. I think sometimes it can be a bit trial and error to find a good food for your bully. There are quite a few good brands that bully parents have found success with on here. Good luck!

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    Any of the Four Star Fromm formulas are great. If you find she has allergies, watery eyes, excessive itching and paw licking, etc I'd stick with their 2 grain free formulas, Surf & Turf and Beef Frittata. She should only need about 1.5-2 cups a day of the Fromm, each formulas has a different protein level so more protein less you have to feed so amount depends on the formula and the pup. Some pups need more than others based on activity level and stuff like that. Samson gained weight when I fed him 2 cups a day of the surf & turf so I dropped him down to 1.5 cups. I would feed twice a day, I feed my Samson once in the morning (3/4 cup) once in the evening (3/4 cup). Good luck on the food change! Do the switch slowly!

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    I am also using Fromm Beef Frittata. I suspect Gator has allergy issues (acne, tear stains, interdigital cysts) but I have not tried to pinpoint what it is he is allergic to. Instead I just put him on grain free (no more gas!) and chicken free to cover the two most common allergens and it is working great. I also feed 2xs a day. Once first thing in the morning and once at night at about 5:30pm. I give 1.5 cups per serving since he is still young (only 7.5 months) and has a very high activity level. I add in frozen veggies sometimes when he is still snuffling around for food after he finishes the Fromm.

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    Well, the Fromm came in today, and she seemed to like it!

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    Default Re: Food Change! Your thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wlw9x View Post
    Well, the Fromm came in today, and she seemed to like it!

    @Wlw9x Just remember to switch SLOWLY because bulldogs are so sensitive when it comes to their stomachs. I usually take about 10 days to switch mine .. gradually increasing by about 1/4 cup every three days.

    Fromm is a wonderful food ... and if you went ahead with the 4* range then that is the best that they have. Stay with the same food and flavour for at least a month because that's how long it truly takes to get into their sytem. Unless of course you see any immediate signs of reaction. Once you have her fully on the Fromm 4* you can switch between the flavors/protein sources which is better for them. There are a lot of bulldogs who have allergic reactions to chicken (although not all!!!!) so when you decide to try the chicken just keep a close eye on how she reacts to it.

    After saying all that .... good job, and give us lots of updates!!! Nutrition is so important in bulldogs and any input you have would be so useful to us and all the new people who join after you!!!

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