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    Default Re: Won't Eat Kibble

    Quote Originally Posted by LordStanley View Post
    Yes, he gets two benadryl and probiotics in his 2nd feeding each morning, mixed with some yogurt.

    His schedule is complicated.. Shocker, right!

    3/4 cup Fromm's Pork and Peas @ 6am
    3/4 cup Fromm's Pork and Peas with 1 spoon of plain yogurt, 2 benadryl, 2 probiotic

    3/4 cup Fromm's Pork and Peas @ 5pm
    3/4 cup Fromm's Pork and Peas @ 6pm with 1 spoon of plain yogurt, 2 benadryl, 1 Desaquin (joint supplement)

    He has been pooping and peeing fine, but last night he hardly drank any water (about 1 bowl, and 2 ice cubes). He has not pooped today.

    He ate the first feeding of Fromm's yesterday morning, but nothing since. As I said though, he will eat green beans and treats fine.
    that is a lot of food.... at 2 yrs, he should only be getting 2 cups per day --- 1 in AM and 1 in PM. I would try cutting meals to that and see if it makes a differnence.
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    I always felt like it might be too much, but that's what the bag says (probably just to sell more food). We'll try to cut back. Maybe that will help. I have noticed that in the last few weeks/month or so, he's been less excited about eating than he used to be. Maybe he's feeling fuller and just eating because it's there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordStanley View Post
    (probably just to sell more food).
    exactly!

    At one year he should have been cut back to 2 cups per day..... good luck and keep us posted
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    Default Re: Won't Eat Kibble

    [QUOTE=LordStanley;615643]I always felt like it might be too much, but that's what the bag says (probably just to sell more food). We'll try to cut back. Maybe that will help. I have noticed that in the last few weeks/month or so, he's been less excited about eating than he used to be. Maybe he's feeling fuller and just eating because it's there.


    Agree with others, way too much food at 2 years old.

    Try 1 cup AM & 1 cup PM, you can add 1/2 cup warmed
    green beans to each feeding or a cup until he seems
    less hungry.

    I'd cut dosage of Benydryl to 1 AM & 1 PM, he may be
    over medicated.

    My Cami is 64 lbs and that's what I feed at her meals &
    give Benedryl.

    Can you send a pic of him from overhead& one from the
    side so w can visually access his weight?

    Thank you!


    My 1st bully, Brutus
    RIP beloved boy.

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    I went home for lunch and my wife had made rice and hamburger meat. I fed him some and he destroyed it... lol We'll give him more for dinner.

    On that note, how do you transition back to "normal" food after the bland diet? Do you mix it in 50/50 for a while, or just switch back?

    Haven't heard from the vet yet, still waiting for a call (she was in surgery this AM).

    Ok, guys.. I understand what you're all saying about the amount of food. My wife and I agreed that we should cut back. We will do that.

    He is very well built for a bully. 65 pounds. He's pretty active for a bully. We've been to our vet recently and she's not concerned with his weight, nor does she think he's overweight. (She's a bulldog vet, one of the two that the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue uses)

    I'll try to take the pictures that you're talking about tonight so you can see. (and put your minds at ease..)

    We don't give the benadryl all the time, we are just doing it right now as he's getting over a skin infection and some terrible itching associated with that. We'll cut back, or completely come off of it as soon as the vet approves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordStanley View Post
    I went home for lunch and my wife had made rice and hamburger meat. I fed him some and he destroyed it... lol We'll give him more for dinner.

    On that note, how do you transition back to "normal" food after the bland diet? Do you mix it in 50/50 for a while, or just switch back?

    Haven't heard from the vet yet, still waiting for a call (she was in surgery this AM).

    Ok, guys.. I understand what you're all saying about the amount of food. My wife and I agreed that we should cut back. We will do that.

    He is very well built for a bully. 65 pounds. He's pretty active for a bully. We've been to our vet recently and she's not concerned with his weight, nor does she think he's overweight. (She's a bulldog vet, one of the two that the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue uses)

    I'll try to take the pictures that you're talking about tonight so you can see. (and put your minds at ease..)

    We don't give the benadryl all the time, we are just doing it right now as he's getting over a skin infection and some terrible itching associated with that. We'll cut back, or completely come off of it as soon as the vet approves it.
    Bland to kibble needs no transition... just go back to it. My guys live on Benadryl too fro may thru October. Lambeu not so much right now, but Chelios is on it and Banks was for all her grass/tree/mold/weed allergies
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    Lol...okay...we'll back off...just had a conversation, a poll, in
    which several of us had overweight bullies and it's so hard
    getting it off of them!

    At around 2-3 yrs, many start becoming less active so it's a
    good time to cut it down now and before he gains too much
    weight.

    Good job, Y'all I just want to see the Beast now to admire!


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    Behold... Lord Stanley. Pics just taken 15 minutes ago... Handsome devil, isn't he?
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    Default Re: Won't Eat Kibble

    He looks really good to me--not overweight at all. And he is very handsome! Maybe 3 cups isn't too much for him. But I would only feed him twice a day--it's a lot less trouble that way for you, and maybe he will be hungrier if he goes longer between meals. Just a suggestion, of course. See what the vet says. He looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordStanley View Post
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    Behold... Lord Stanley. Pics just taken 15 minutes ago... Handsome devil, isn't he?
    He looks good ti me too! I would still drop food to 1 cup 2x a day
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    Default Re: Won't Eat Kibble

    UPDATE - Stanley ate last night (bland diet) and did well. He woke me up at 1am to go outside, which is a bit unusual, but he went out and did is business quickly.

    I spoke to the vet, she said probably a stomach bug and that we should do a dose of pepcid last night and try regular food this morning.

    We tried regular food this morning, he wasn't interested so I put a scoop of bland diet on top of it. He ate the whole bowl and then proceeded to go right in the corner and throw it up. I guess I got too aggressive trying to get him back to regular food.

    We waited 30 minutes and gave him bland diet and he ate fine and held it down. The regular food must be too heavy/oily for his stomach still.

    We're going to stick with bland diet for a few days and see if it passes.

    He's still not drinking, so that's a bit concerning, but I did the skin hydration test on him this morning, and his skin snapped right back. Plus he peed and was marking trees on his walk this morning.

    Thanks to all for your help and suggestions. I really appreciate everyone's input.

    Thanks @2BullyMama, @Donnam, @Texas Carol, and @TyTysmom

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    Default Re: Won't Eat Kibble

    Quote Originally Posted by LordStanley View Post
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    Behold... Lord Stanley. Pics just taken 15 minutes ago... Handsome devil, isn't he?
    Yes he is handsome! I hope the bland diet works out, you might try a different flavor of Fromms 4 star maybe he just got bored? You got some great advice.

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