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    Hello,
    I have two 14 week old, English bulldog pups Tugger and Jackson. My questions are:
    1. What is the best brand food to feed them?
    2. What level should they eat? For example large breed adult, large breed puppy, adult , or regular puppy? My breeder recommends to take them off of puppy and put them on large breed adult at 12 weeks because of the amounts of protein found in puppy food.
    3 is there a good brand that isn't really expensive.
    Thanks any and all advice greatly appreciated.

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    We feed Silva Fromm and we kept her on puppy food until she was about 9-10 months. I am sure you will get some more advice from other members!
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    Welcome to the site Donflaminco, I can't answer the question, we got Vegas when he was 4 months old. But their are MANY qualified people on this site that will most certainly give you the answer you are searching for and any other questions you may have.

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    Welcome to our group!! You, Tugger and Jackson will have lots of fun and get so much great info. here. I have two Bully girls, Gertie and Ida, they are both almost 8 months old. I have them on Nature's Variety Prairie. It's an all-stages food, so you don't have to switch from puppy to adult. It's a very good quality food, but it's not super expensive. The praire food is NOT grain free, so is less expensive than the Nature's Variety Instict, which is grain free. What are Tugger and Jackson eating now? Whatever you switch them to, be sure to switch over slowly so you don't upset their tummies. And we MUST see pics of your new Bully babies!!

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    Default Re: Bulldog puppy feeding suggestions

    I switched my kiddos to Fromm at around 4 months, it does have 30% protein however. It is not as high as some, but still pretty high. I have never really gotten an answer as to WHY high protein is bad for bulldog puppies. I hear it time and time again, but noone ever says why. Maybe @Lindathedogsmaid knows? Or anyone else? I would really love to know the answer to this, after over a year of wondering

    The other thing to look at is even though a dog food is more expensive, you will need to give less at each feeding because it is not filled with fillers. We have a page of what we consider to be the best dog food by success stories, ingredients and trying them personally.

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    we put Chester on Avoderm puppy.. but took him off it about 9 months and put him on regular Avoderm. I agree..switch slowly - I switched over too fast and I ended up with a bully who had a upset tummy (and ended up with boiled hamburger and rice for about a week). And welcome to EBN!!!
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    I have been breeding and raising English Bulldogs for more then 6 years, I feed Eagle Pack's Budget line called Prism. Its made with the same quality ingredients as the Eagle Pack line, but has a plainer bag and is minus some of the vitamins and minerals. It has more meat then all the other ingredients together. Dogs and puppies love it. I keep the puppies on the puppy "growth" formula until they are 12 months of age. They need the extra protein to grow. Prism also gives them great glossy coats and a lot of people have switched to Prism after their bulldogs had skin issues, & food allergies, and had it clear up within weeks. There are a lot of good dog foods out there, I have fed quite a few of them. But since we have found Prism, we just love it, and the price is right.

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    in answer to your question of high protein dog food, some bullies do OK wiut a higher protien than others, and it depends on many things, age , hyper or not hyper, some bulldogs actually run on jogs, (although I have not seen this and still do NOT believe it to be so ) most must be packed back if waked over a block!
    but any way it is all about burning the proteins up much like a working horse or dog. or like us older women. and calories that go straight to the hips. dogs will get hot spots if they can 't tolerate the high protein, BUT YOU WILL know it when they do .
    you know what I do ----???? I feed reduced senior Fromm food. the only difference is that the protein content is down to 23% and even the 4star is only 24 % most dog foods are up to 32 % and most bullies don't do so well all the time . and every 2% you can lower the protein is great. for Bulldogs.
    the hot spots can be misdiagnosed by many a vet that do not know bulldogs
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    Jackson

    Tugger.


    Both.

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    Great question!! Our Daisy is about 14 weeks old (got her at 10 wks), and she was being fed Science Diet Puppy. We have had many dogs and are well experienced with fur kids, so I knew the Science Diet was short lived.

    Daisy had a respiratory infection, yeast infections in her ears, and was itching all over her skin. After some research we switched her over to Nature's Variety Instinct (grain AND potato free), and we are about 2 1/2 weeks into it. We already see BIG improvements: much less itching, infections went away (w/some help from antibiotics I might add), and her stools have already reduced.

    We feed her 2 cups a day, 1 in the am, 1 in the pm. Have to watch her through, because she GULPS her food as if it were her very last meal forever, and she'll vomit it all back up if we don't *help* her slow down.

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    Oh my gosh @Donflaminco those are some ADORABLE puppies! The last one with the spiked collars is my favorite! I wanted to bring home Annabella's sister also, but hubby said that would be too much with two little ones .
    "A bulldog is like a potato chip, you can never have just one"

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    absolutely wonderful pics. they are so (to )sweet for the collars. Bulldogs never grow into those types. but should have a soft yellow or dusty rose color. LOL!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Donflaminco View Post
    Jackson

    Tugger.


    Both.
    If you have a question regarding dog food, or behavior! call or e-mail me anytime.
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