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    Default How Do You Know Your Bulldog is allergic To Their Dog Food?

    I am very new with owning a bulldog. Currently , I have Porkchop on Taste of The Wild. I had her eating salmon for a year. I decided to rotate with favors we tried Bison that seems to be the favorite and she's eating fowl now.

    I am just curious what signs or symptoms do I need to look if any allergy comes about.


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    Overly pink face, red/pink paws... paw licking or scratching, ear infections, yeasty folds... that a few i can think of
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    Default Re: How Do You Know Your Bulldog is allergic To Their Dog Food?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Overly pink face, red/pink paws... paw licking or scratching, ear infections, yeasty folds... that a few i can think of
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    I'm just going to throw vomiting and or diarrhea into the mix, otherwise Christine has you covered.
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    Default Re: How Do You Know Your Bulldog is allergic To Their Dog Food?

    Hi, there are many allergy symptoms that they can get, they don't always get all, and they may show different symptoms for food allergies than they do for environmental allergies. My guys are allergic to chicken, salmon, beef and grains.
    Blossom's symptoms were pink skin, warm pink ears, chin acne, goopy eyes, excessive paw licking and itchy skin.
    Bulldozer's symptoms were excessive licking ( which is a sign that they are itchy, dogs will lick when they feel itchy), he had soft serve poops, and frequent bowel movements, goopy runny eyes, he would shed excessively, and he also had hives.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Overly pink face, red/pink paws... paw licking or scratching, ear infections, yeasty folds... that a few i can think of
    Paw licking isn't that a normal thing? Or is there a certain paw licking to identify the allergy?

    I took her to the vet for ear infections I didn't ask if it's related to her food. Didn't know this info AF the time.

    Thank you for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissWaddles13 View Post
    Paw licking isn't that a normal thing? Or is there a certain paw licking to identify the allergy?

    I took her to the vet for ear infections I didn't ask if it's related to her food. Didn't know this info AF the time.

    Thank you for sharing
    Hi, paw licking is a sign of allergies, as dogs usually lick their paws because they are itchy. Some ear infections like yeasty ears can be caused from a food allergy as well.
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    Excessive paw licking can be a sign of allergies. If it is a few licks and then they stop it is probably just cleaning themselves. Mine is allergic to way too many things list including our tap water. Her symptoms are butt dragging, hives, dark pink to blood red skin, eye gunk, excessive shedding and way higher amount of scratching than normal. Oh and she will smell like a nasty heap of garbage as well.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    I bought Belle a new kind of food and didn't realize it had grain, which she is allergic to. She developed bare spots, itched a lot, and would drag her face all over the carpet after a meal. Since swapping to a grain free flavor all of those symptoms have gone away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissWaddles13 View Post
    Paw licking isn't that a normal thing? Or is there a certain paw licking to identify the allergy?

    I took her to the vet for ear infections I didn't ask if it's related to her food. Didn't know this info AF the time.

    Thank you for sharing
    Sorry should have stated excessive paw licking.... Also, most vets will not be fully aware of food issues, they tend to not know about nutritional problems as they are more focused on the medical end of pet care. Not putting them down, it just is where they need to focus
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    Sorry should have stated excessive paw licking.... Also, most vets will not be fully aware of food issues, they tend to not know about nutritional problems as they are more focused on the medical end of pet care. Not putting them down, it just is where they need to focus
    Thank you for clarifying the paw licking. No wonder they said ear infection to me. They prescribed her with loads of meds.

    I was thinking about switching food to help keep her figure. She's 65 lbs any thinner she will be too thin. She's big bone frame. I wasn't sure how to switch brands in case she gets an allergy. The mom's and pop store know me and Pork chop. One brand they recommended was Natural balance. I am a bit scared to make a transition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissWaddles13 View Post
    Thank you for clarifying the paw licking. No wonder they said ear infection to me. They prescribed her with loads of meds.

    I was thinking about switching food to help keep her figure. She's 65 lbs any thinner she will be too thin. She's big bone frame. I wasn't sure how to switch brands in case she gets an allergy. The mom's and pop store know me and Pork chop. One brand they recommended was Natural balance. I am a bit scared to make a transition.
    You can keep her on her kibble just cut back like a 1/4 cup of kibble and add a 1/4 of green beans to help her maintain her weight
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