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    Hi everyone. My pup is 5 months and 6days today. He was gaining weight perfectly fine up until last month. I was feeding him dry food three times a day. He was looking good. However he was choking on the dry food and that got him into the hospital because he threw up from the lodged food and ended up inhaling some of it and getting non cardiac pulmonary edema. So I put him back on a mix of wet and dry food. Last week the doctor told us to start feeding him four times a day because heís looking a little thin. He looks like he gained weight when doing this but now heís being taken care of my husband while Iím at my moms with the new baby. Can anyone please give me advice on what to do. I donít wanna put him back on only dry food bec I donít want to go through that again. Iím feeding him wellness puppy wet food and blue buffalo puppy dry food. The portion is about 25% wet food and 75% dry food. I also wet the dry food with water too before mixing. -img_7049-jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieDavydov View Post
    Hi everyone. My pup is 5 months and 6days today. He was gaining weight perfectly fine up until last month. I was feeding him dry food three times a day. He was looking good. However he was choking on the dry food and that got him into the hospital because he threw up from the lodged food and ended up inhaling some of it and getting non cardiac pulmonary edema. So I put him back on a mix of wet and dry food. Last week the doctor told us to start feeding him four times a day because he’s looking a little thin. He looks like he gained weight when doing this but now he’s being taken care of my husband while I’m at my moms with the new baby. Can anyone please give me advice on what to do. I don’t wanna put him back on only dry food bec I don’t want to go through that again. I’m feeding him wellness puppy wet food and blue buffalo puppy dry food. The portion is about 25% wet food and 75% dry food. I also wet the dry food with water too before mixing. -img_7049-jpgSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Im no fan of what you’re feeding. Too many recalls on those brands.

    2 things....1, get a slow feeding bowl, 2, get a higher quality product like Acana n you can add a bit of water in it or even better organic broth. Watch n read the sodium content. He’ll be fine. I would also start adding raw organs as a topper on one meal. He’s on the thin side for 5months. Go to your grocery store and buy liver n heart. Cut them up in small pieces n freeze about half a cup in little ziploc bags. Like that you’ll always have some on hand. The organs is full of natural probiotics which is what your dog needs on daily basis. He will thrive. Even better simply feed a raw diet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Im no fan of what youíre feeding. Too many recalls on those brands.

    2 things....1, get a slow feeding bowl, 2, get a higher quality product like Acana n you can add a bit of water in it or even better organic broth. Watch n read the sodium content. Heíll be fine. I would also start adding raw organs as a topper on one meal. Heís on the thin side for 5months. Go to your grocery store and buy liver n heart. Cut them up in small pieces n freeze about half a cup in little ziploc bags. Like that youíll always have some on hand. The organs is full of natural probiotics which is what your dog needs on daily basis. He will thrive. Even better simply feed a raw diet.
    @helsonwheels do feed the liver and heart raw??



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    How do you wet the dry food? Nowadays Castor eats his kibble dry, but when he was younger we soaked it by pouring hot water (not warm from tap but heated in kettle) over the kibble and let it cool down. I would fix his food before taking him out and when we got back after our walk it would be cool and soft. Took about half an hour (dogs cannot eat warm food).


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    @helsonwheels do feed the liver and heart raw?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Yes feed it raw. I would like only semi-thaw it n mix it in with the kibbles in case they decide they only want raw n not the kibble. But that’s me right lol...

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    Before I went raw with Jax I tried giving him chicken liver and he wouldnít touch it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieDavydov View Post
    Hi everyone. My pup is 5 months and 6days today. He was gaining weight perfectly fine up until last month. I was feeding him dry food three times a day. He was looking good. However he was choking on the dry food and that got him into the hospital because he threw up from the lodged food and ended up inhaling some of it and getting non cardiac pulmonary edema. So I put him back on a mix of wet and dry food. Last week the doctor told us to start feeding him four times a day because heís looking a little thin. He looks like he gained weight when doing this but now heís being taken care of my husband while Iím at my moms with the new baby. Can anyone please give me advice on what to do. I donít wanna put him back on only dry food bec I donít want to go through that again. Iím feeding him wellness puppy wet food and blue buffalo puppy dry food. The portion is about 25% wet food and 75% dry food. I also wet the dry food with water too before mixing. -img_7049-jpg


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    Welcome to EBN... bulldogs do go through a lanky stage which might be happening here.

    Are you willing to feed raw? If yes, look into Primal or Answers... many here feed raw and can give suggestions.

    I buy permade from a local small source in the Poconos


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