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    Not sure I posted in the right section but my new puppy has been eating her poop.

    I have never seen a dog that likes to eat as much as this dog. i feed her 1.5 cups of food sprinkled with some grilled chicken because that is what my other dogs get twice a day. i don't think the poop eating is because she is hungry as there is still food left scattered around her bowl.

    Vet gave me some powder to put in food so that the poop taste bad, or at least worse than it does already, but that did not work.

    She eats Eukanuba puppy & hills prescription ID low fat mixed together. She has had loose stool for a while so vet put her on the Hills.

    She is 4 months old and my vet has the words written on the side of her file "fat Puppy".

    Couple questions: Is it normal for a bulldog to poop while walking in a circle?

    Poop like 3-5 piles at one backyard visit?

    I have a 7 yr old blind Shar Pei (Glaucoma)
    and a 14 yr old toy American Eskimo

    Thanks for your help

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    @AndyT Your pup is not eating very good food.Years ago Eukanuba was considered to be one of the best foods,as there wasn't much choice. Most EBD's need a grain free food,and probiotics. For now,you can give her a tablespoon of pure pumpkin in her food,to give her some more fiber. Not pumpkin pie mix,but plain canned pumpkin Check on the HOME page---Bulldog food and nutrition
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    Agree with Lynn.... the food is not good and all filler and crap. Look into a high quality grain free food here are some good examples not in any particular order

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    I have never seen a dog that likes to eat as much as this dog. i feed her 1.5 cups of food sprinkled with some grilled chicken because that is what my other dogs get twice a day. i don't think the poop eating is because she is hungry as there is still food left scattered around her bowl.
    It should be easy to stop the poop eating by not giving your puppy the opportunity to eat it. Bag it as soon as she dispenses it. Try to avoid walking her near poop left by other dogs. When we first brought Kash in he gobbled up a stray nugget left by a neighbors dog. Once we saw him do it, we never let him get close to any. Problem solved.

    Vet gave me some powder to put in food so that the poop taste bad, or at least worse than it does already, but that did not work.
    Sometimes that stuff works and sometimes it doesn't.

    She eats Eukanuba puppy & hills prescription ID low fat mixed together. She has had loose stool for a while so vet put her on the Hills.
    She may have loose stool for any number of reasons but the first thing I'd do is get her on some quality grain free food. All, or close to all of Eukanuba dog foods contain chicken and either corn or wheat. Those ingredients should be avoided...especially the corn and wheat...soy, too. Grain free foods are the way to go. Many, many Bulldogs cannot tolerate Chicken. It's a popular food in less expensive foods because it's cheap. I would think that your Vet should have told you to feed better food instead of selling you more food to mix in with it. That Hills Scrip diet ain't cheap.

    She is 4 months old and my vet has the words written on the side of her file "fat Puppy". Did he tell YOU that she was over weight? If so, did the Vet recommend a plan to help manage that weight? If not, I'd be looking for a different Vet. To just note something like that on a chart and not discuss it with the owner is nothing short of negligent.
    I give puppies a pass on the "fat". Most puppies are fine with a little extra weight but as they mature Bulldog puppies can turn into real tubbies and that's not good for their overall health. Extra weight is hard on the joints and the heart...just for starters. Get her off the puppy food at 6 months and go to a low to moderate protein adult food. NO chicken, wheat, corn, or soy.


    Couple questions: Is it normal for a bulldog to poop while walking in a circle? A couple of ours have done that. Walking and moving forward helps them pass poop...poop that is difficult to pass. Again, a food change may remedy this...or you may just have what we call a "poop walker".

    Poop like 3-5 piles at one backyard visit? You're likely feeding too much.

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    Type of food has already been discussed. Three cups total a day is about right. I would feed her at least 3 times a day though. Depending on your work schedule you can do a late lunch or dinner. Amount and number of times are determined through poop consistency.

    Also crate training could help solve indoor pooping issues as most dogs won't go potty where they sleep. As a puppy though she shouldn't be in there for long stretches without potty breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Agree with Lynn.... the food is not good and all filler and crap. Look into a high quality grain free food here are some good examples not in any particular order

    Taste of the Wild
    The Honest Kitchen
    Fromm
    Orijen
    Acana
    Earthborn Holistic
    Natures Varity Instinct

    I feed my other dogs FROMM Chicken a la veg. I have tried everything from raw to EVERY dog food available & I threw away more food than my dogs ate. I am used to a Shar PEi that I would have to stick a piece of steak under her lip to get them to try a steak dinner. I resorted to grilling them on sunday 30-40lbs of chicken breast ( lasts 3-4 weeks) & freezing packs. I put that on top of fromm dry & add missing link or Daily + nutritional supplement. Pebbles eats like I have never seen.

    I order from Chewy.com so I am open to all suggestions for Pebbles.

    Please be specific although I realize this is partial subjective as each owner will passionate about their food.

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    "should be easy to stop the poop eating by not giving your puppy the opportunity to eat it. Bag it as soon as she dispenses it. Try to avoid walking her near poop left by other dogs. When we first brought Kash in he gobbled up a stray nugget left by a neighbors dog. Once we saw him do it, we never let him get close to any. Problem solved.

    Not that easy. SHe only eats her poop & we have a dog door. When I am in the shower at 6am she goes out to poop. I pick up poop every morning & evening but I am not there during the day. My wife is here but she cant watch all the time as we have a granddaughter & she does bookwork for our business.


    did he tell YOU that she was over weight? If so, did the Vet recommend a plan to help manage that weight? If not, I'd be looking for a different Vet. To just note something like that on a chart and not discuss it with the owner is nothing short of negligent.
    I give puppies a pass on the "fat". Most puppies are fine with a little extra weight but as they mature Bulldog puppies can turn into real tubbies and that's not good for their overall health. Extra weight is hard on the joints and the heart...just for starters. Get her off the puppy food at 6 months and go to a low to moderate protein adult food. NO chicken, wheat, corn, or soy.


    YES Vet told me to reduce food by 25%, He is the only recommended vet on the Bulldog recommended VETs in Houston. There must have been 5 other bulldogs in office when I was there.


    I can get away from grains & wheat as I am used to that with a PEI. Chicken al la veg works for my dogs but is not puppy food. Chicken? Bulldogs not good with chicken? Hopefully that is not one of the things we need to stay away from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimDe View Post
    Type of food has already been discussed. Three cups total a day is about right. I would feed her at least 3 times a day though. Depending on your work schedule you can do a late lunch or dinner. Amount and number of times are determined through poop consistency.

    Also crate training could help solve indoor pooping issues as most dogs won't go potty where they sleep. As a puppy though she shouldn't be in there for long stretches without potty breaks.

    Food change coming. Something I can get at pets mart would be good but not necessary as I already order from CHEWY.COM. I have had good luck with FROMM.

    Does she get canned & dry? Puppy food until 6 months?

    She has a dog door & goes in and out all day. She sleeps in bed with us & when she needs to pee she gets off the bed & goes outside then comes back and either goes to her bed or lets out a little bark & I put her back in bed. Her accidents are only pee & about once a day or less. Thankfully we have mostly tile floors. When we say no potty in the house, she knows what we are talking about & we put her outside & say potty outside. We do not crate nor is that an option.


    Again, any specific suggestions on food would be appreciated.

    If I get fromm, which one & dry with canned or just dry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy T View Post
    "should be easy to stop the poop eating by not giving your puppy the opportunity to eat it. Bag it as soon as she dispenses it. Try to avoid walking her near poop left by other dogs. When we first brought Kash in he gobbled up a stray nugget left by a neighbors dog. Once we saw him do it, we never let him get close to any. Problem solved.

    Not that easy. SHe only eats her poop & we have a dog door. When I am in the shower at 6am she goes out to poop. I pick up poop every morning & evening but I am not there during the day. My wife is here but she cant watch all the time as we have a granddaughter & she does bookwork for our business.


    did he tell YOU that she was over weight? If so, did the Vet recommend a plan to help manage that weight? If not, I'd be looking for a different Vet. To just note something like that on a chart and not discuss it with the owner is nothing short of negligent.
    I give puppies a pass on the "fat". Most puppies are fine with a little extra weight but as they mature Bulldog puppies can turn into real tubbies and that's not good for their overall health. Extra weight is hard on the joints and the heart...just for starters. Get her off the puppy food at 6 months and go to a low to moderate protein adult food. NO chicken, wheat, corn, or soy.


    YES Vet told me to reduce food by 25%, He is the only recommended vet on the Bulldog recommended VETs in Houston. There must have been 5 other bulldogs in office when I was there.


    I can get away from grains & wheat as I am used to that with a PEI. Chicken al la veg works for my dogs but is not puppy food. Chicken? Bulldogs not good with chicken? Hopefully that is not one of the things we need to stay away from.
    Have you tried one of the fromm chicken and grain free products such as pork and peas or beef fratatta even the gamebird may be an option. These options are all stages so you can feed to a puppy


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    Type of food is dependent on the dog. Mine is allergic to some foods and did not do well on Fromm. Here is a good guide English Bulldog News Forums - Dog Food Ratings at English Bulldog News.

    I ended up with Acana Duck and Pear after trying multiple types. Petsmart doesn't carry very high quality food but they typically arrange from worst to best.

    Also there are all stages food that can be given from puppy to senior. Most bullies don't do well with chicken or grain.

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    How about this one?

    Dry & canned or just dry food?

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