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    Default I swear I am a way to concerned bully mom!

    I am not sure if this is the right spot to post this - but I had a question regarding bowls. I have a plastic bowl for Brynn that she eats her meals out of, but a metal - stainless steal - larger bowl for her water. The reason I am asking is because her previous owners had the same type of metal bowl as well as friends of mine with bulldogs use these as well, but my vet has always suggested against using the metal bowls due to them causing irritation to the lower jaw/lip/muzzle area. We never used metal bowls with my lab and never had problems with the plastic ones. But, I bought the metal bowl for Brynn as everyone seemed to say she would be fine. Well, over the past few days her lower jaw/muzzle area has been red. She has white fur here so it's easy to see that is it all pink/red - today I noticed a sore. Not big, but irritated. It is still all pink and now I am wondering is this a cause of my bowls as like I said I have heard to stay away from metal bowls or is this a cause of her bad food she is currently eating?? I did give her banana slices last night, however this redness was there before I introduced a few banana slices to her last night.

    I am probably over looking the whole situation as I have read food affects it, but I am just wanting clarification on the bowls as well to make sure we don't make that worse as well.

    :/ hopefully this is all figured out soon!

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    Default Re: I swear I am a way to concerned bully mom!

    Stainless steel are best.... be sure to wipe her chin after she drinks. Also, keep in mind she is still transitioning to a new home and you are working her food.... easy - you are doing good. get rid of the plastic, stainless or ceramic is what I have always had good results with
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    Default Re: I swear I am a way to concerned bully mom!

    Plastic and stainless bowls can cause chin acne in bulldogs. The safest is to just use ceramic and or glass. Also make sure to wipe chin after eating/drinking with a dry towel NOT a baby wipe as many people do. Good luck, hope you get it figured out.

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    Default Re: I swear I am a way to concerned bully mom!

    Metal or glass is the way to go! Loki used to get really bad puppy acne 1 from being a puppy but 2 because of his plastic bowls. He has a metal one for his water and a glass for his food we wash them both every time they need a refill. Oh and it is overly concerned it is just making sure that she is happy in her new home
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    Default Re: I swear I am a way to concerned bully mom!

    We use stainless steel for both food and water. Her food bowl is a slow feed bowl as well.
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    I use stainless steal for Boomer! And no not to way concerned...think we are all like that with our babies...I google and come to this page and read hours at a time daily! I know for me I just want the very best for him so he can have a long long long healthy and happy life!
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    Default Re: I swear I am a way to concerned bully mom!

    You're not over concerned, just want the best for your baby, like we all do. We also use stainless steel bowls for their food, and haven't had any problems. We use a water cooler type bowl that has a filter in it for their drinking water.
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    Default Re: I swear I am a way to concerned bully mom!

    Sounds to me like I will just pick up either a glass or stainless steal bowl for food and ditch the plastic then thanks again guys! I think I am getting the hang of all of this!

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