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    I have a English bulldog she is 17 months, she's white with brindle, she has had allergies, she was eating royal canine bulldog food, so I had did some reading and had some advice to switch her food, so now she's on wellness simply, and same with all treats. She still has allergies, she take medicine from are vet for her allergies, helps a little but not enough. So I took her to the vet Monday and she has ear infection so she has ear drops, also vet did a skin scrap to check for mites, no mites found, so her face is red and she rubs it on the carpet, I try to keep it clean and put cream on it. I feel really bad for her, and I feel like nothing I do helps her, I know everyone around me gets sick of hearing me talk about her, I don't feel that she a dog, she is my baby and I want her to be happy, health and not inch every chance she gets. I buy expensive shampoos, to expensive medicine, to expensive foods, I have to breeders that have puppies for sale,that tell me there bulldog has no allergies and they feed them cheap food and some are even out side in dog pens. I just don't understand what I'm doing wrong.Thank you for listening..

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    Sounds like environmental and/or food allergies. A lot of bullies have them mine included. What are the first couple of ingredients in the food you are feeding? The reason for the ask is that on dog food ingredient lists the higher up the list something is the more of it there is in the food compared to the other ingredients. Also, a lot of bullies are allergic to chicken, fish, grains and meals and byproducts of them as well.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    Bullies have a massive range of allergic reactions to things, finding it is the key. Check the protein source on the wellness you're feeding her now and try a different protein. So if it's chicken (which most bulldogs have a problem with) then try beef and if there isn't any improvement move to the next one. Also go grain free if possible, check and see if wellness has a grain free line if you want. This is a link to top rated bully foods on here English Bulldog News Forums - Dog Food Ratings at English Bulldog News

    The key is patience because it will take up to 3 weeks until you will see any improvement. It will work out in the end though, good luck!!

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    wellness is limited ingredient diet, no by products, wheat, corn, soy dairy,egg, artificial colors, it has deboned turkey, potatoes, peas, dried ground potatoes, tomato pomace,ground flaxseed, canola oil, natural turkey flavor, I don't see anything bad in this food, she eats carot sticks, green beans,,

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    I can really feel your love for your bulldog and your worry for her.
    Good news!...you're now a member of EBN, a place with great articles,
    wonderful, caring people and a whole lotta HELP.

    Take her off all treats, you have to simplify her possible allergy triggers
    right now. What is in your Wellness kibble & how long has she been on it?
    What med is she taking? Give us more info so we can help but we will help.
    Also, I'll be praying for her and you too...HUGS!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TrinaRyan View Post
    wellness is limited ingredient diet, no by products, wheat, corn, soy dairy,egg, artificial colors, it has deboned turkey, potatoes, peas, dried ground potatoes, tomato pomace,ground flaxseed, canola oil, natural turkey flavor, I don't see anything bad in this food, she eats carot sticks, green beans,,
    Could be the Potato and could be the Turkey.

    Some bullies can't tolerate ANY poultry.

    Put her on a bland diet of hamburger (boiled & drained well)
    with white rice, you can add green beans (drained) but no
    carrots right now. Also, no treats right now. Do this about a
    month and see if she is better. Keep us informed.


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    She could be allergic to Turkey, Carol is totally correct about the potato too and I would put her on the bland like she says.

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    Wellness simply, Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Dried Ground Potatoes, Tomato Pomace, Ground Flaxseed, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Turkey Flavor, Dicalcium Phosphate, Chicory Root Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.

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    She is on atarax/hydroxyzine 50 mg, for allergies. WellBars® crunchy natural dog treats are oven-baked using wholesome ingredients. Snack time or anytime, WellBars are a natural complement to a healthy diet.Ground Barley, Cane Molasses, Ground Brown Rice, Natural Peanut Butter, Chicken Liver, Peanuts, Honey, Oatmeal, Flaxseed, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Beta-Carotene.

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    Trina, these contain lots of ingredients and many known to cause issues.
    Just because it says 'natural' or 'wholesome' etc, does not mean an allergy
    prone dog won't react to it.

    Take it down to the bland diet, no treats or extras and try a month then
    see what results she has, then decide next step.

    That was a lot of work in those posts


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    Default Re: I need help and advice!!!

    Poultry, potatoes, grains and some times peas are things bullies tend to be allergic to. I agree with the others and would take it back to a bland diet and go from there. It will take a lot of time to figure out what it is but we are here to help as many of us have been through it or are still going through it. There are a wide range of ways you can go about so just ask away and we will do our best to help.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    The gang has you covered.... drop all the treats and food and place her on a bland diet for about a month... then start to introduce a chicken free and grain free food.

    Best of luck --- ask away any question someone here can help
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