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    Quote Originally Posted by Hankster View Post
    ???? Just wondering how it's going
    Good - thanks for asking! Right now we are doing 2 meals of the home cooked (with less rice) and 1 meal of raw food. Primal. Its seems to be helping A LOT. She still it kinda itchy, but with spring upon us in Minnesota it's hard to tell if it's seasonal allergies or maybe the rice or the raw food. She is obsessively licking her paws less as well.

    So the plan is to finish up what we have stocked up for home cooked food (since my husband and I are personally not fans of ground turkey) and transition her to either strictly the raw food she's on or do the 1 meal raw and 2 meals with Fromm or something.

    It'll be a work in progress but so worth it! The things we do for our bullies - right?? She's gonna eat better than me.

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    It is funny isn't it " the things we do for our bullies" I just got mine his turkey cooked up for the week and packed and frozen.. I /well hank and I love the primal... I also watch for 2 for 1 sales on raw food at my 'healthy pet pantry' and stock up some on that as well and so Hank also eats, frozen raw, some freeze dried raw, mostly Honest kitchen preference or kindly w me cooking up his protein, and also I have acana on hand for his lunch meal... also just added pork and peas Fromm to midday meal as we have on hand as Josie the Chi eats that I know some aren't real big on rotation etc,,, but so far, it's worked for us Your new diet looks great ..
    Quote Originally Posted by MeShell View Post
    Good - thanks for asking! Right now we are doing 2 meals of the home cooked (with less rice) and 1 meal of raw food. Primal. Its seems to be helping A LOT. She still it kinda itchy, but with spring upon us in Minnesota it's hard to tell if it's seasonal allergies or maybe the rice or the raw food. She is obsessively licking her paws less as well.

    So the plan is to finish up what we have stocked up for home cooked food (since my husband and I are personally not fans of ground turkey) and transition her to either strictly the raw food she's on or do the 1 meal raw and 2 meals with Fromm or something.

    It'll be a work in progress but so worth it! The things we do for our bullies - right?? She's gonna eat better than me.

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    Seems like you made your choice, but I would like to add my 2 cents - I wonder what was the total amount of home cooked food you gave your dog? May be it was not enough? For sure, natural food is less nutrient dense. But I don't believe that your dog will do better on any of kibble with allergies. Any food we tried, it just gave him more allergy issues. He was covered in sores, interdigital cysts, rotten nose rope, bald back etc. And now I home cook for half a year and not going back to kibble. 95 percent of our problems is now solved.
    But concerning amount, I had an interesting discussion with one vet, he told me that bullies who are fed home cooked food can get up to 1/10 of their weight! That means for my dog who is 23 kg, up to 2,3 kg food per day. Ratio of meat:grain was recommended 1:5 (but personally I use boiled potato, as grain seems to have more allergy potential than potato). And I increased amount of food, now my boy gets food 3 times a day and every meal I give him includes 300 gram of boiled beef and 300 gram of boiled potato, so he gets around 600 gram x3 equals 1 kg 800 gram of food a day. A lot!
    Irrespective of what you decide, one thing is very important to add - fish oil with high content of EPA and DHA, very important for skin. Good luck with your baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    Never met a bulldog that wouldn't stop what they're doing and eat. Never met a bulldog that would leave food in the bowl unless they were not feeling well. If her ribs can be felt and not seen and she has a waist then you are doing a fine job of feeding. She's playing you like a fiddle. She can do this because she knows how much you love her.
    Quote Originally Posted by MeShell View Post
    Good - thanks for asking! Right now we are doing 2 meals of the home cooked (with less rice) and 1 meal of raw food. Primal. Its seems to be helping A LOT. She still it kinda itchy, but with spring upon us in Minnesota it's hard to tell if it's seasonal allergies or maybe the rice or the raw food. She is obsessively licking her paws less as well.

    So the plan is to finish up what we have stocked up for home cooked food (since my husband and I are personally not fans of ground turkey) and transition her to either strictly the raw food she's on or do the 1 meal raw and 2 meals with Fromm or something.

    It'll be a work in progress but so worth it! The things we do for our bullies - right?? She's gonna eat better than me.
    Michelle, you're on the right track. Just one thing, if you're going to stick to raw, stay away from kibbles. Stick to one raw n one HC or just raw or just HC. Or honest kitchen but no point adding kibbles.

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    Hi everyone - brand new to these forums, although I've read a great deal on various subjects ever since getting my little peanut a few years ago. My bully (Stout) is coming up on 5 years old and has been struggling with allergies for the past couple months. He had a few interdigital cysts and a tail pocket infection which required some medication. All of that is cleared up now, but his face is perpetually pink and he scratches to the point of creating hot spots. It's heartbreaking to see. I have an appointment with an allergist in 4 weeks, but reading about cooking for your bully at home has me curious to try, since I have to wait 4 weeks anyway.

    At this point I have no clue what could be bothering him with his food. He's on Natural Balance grain free diet, sweet potato and fish formula. I've read through what some people are feeding their bullies and I'm wondering what my best starting point would be. I have no problem batching any kind of protein with veggies for the week - can someone point me to a resource or chime in on how to get started? Also, what is the best way to determine the amount I should be feeding him? LaLaLoopsie seems to have a nice little formula, I can try that certainly. Also, regarding supplementation - what is the general consensus on what I should be giving in terms of vitamins / fish oil and in what quantity?

    Thanks so much!

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    Hi there and welcome StoutsDad You have great questions there and I hope it gets well seen If you don't get much response, you 'may' start a new post with that same content,, but hopfully it will be seen here and you just get your answers .. We are Honest Kitchen users,,, we use preference or Kindly and add our own protein , and even use Sojo's with lamb in it on some days. I add turmeric, acv, gutsence (a probiotoc) ,,, he gets fresh sauerkraut and all kinds of stuff,,.. sooooooooooooo, I'm not the best to get info from... I believe most like to stick to one source of food when a dog is allergy prone, and I'm a big rotator so there ya go... Some real good info though from others who have worked through your similar stuff .... All the best, you found a great place here..
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    Hi everyone - brand new to these forums, although I've read a great deal on various subjects ever since getting my little peanut a few years ago. My bully (Stout) is coming up on 5 years old and has been struggling with allergies for the past couple months. He had a few interdigital cysts and a tail pocket infection which required some medication. All of that is cleared up now, but his face is perpetually pink and he scratches to the point of creating hot spots. It's heartbreaking to see. I have an appointment with an allergist in 4 weeks, but reading about cooking for your bully at home has me curious to try, since I have to wait 4 weeks anyway.

    At this point I have no clue what could be bothering him with his food. He's on Natural Balance grain free diet, sweet potato and fish formula. I've read through what some people are feeding their bullies and I'm wondering what my best starting point would be. I have no problem batching any kind of protein with veggies for the week - can someone point me to a resource or chime in on how to get started? Also, what is the best way to determine the amount I should be feeding him? LaLaLoopsie seems to have a nice little formula, I can try that certainly. Also, regarding supplementation - what is the general consensus on what I should be giving in terms of vitamins / fish oil and in what quantity?

    Thanks so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoutsDad View Post
    Hi everyone - brand new to these forums, although I've read a great deal on various subjects ever since getting my little peanut a few years ago. My bully (Stout) is coming up on 5 years old and has been struggling with allergies for the past couple months. He had a few interdigital cysts and a tail pocket infection which required some medication. All of that is cleared up now, but his face is perpetually pink and he scratches to the point of creating hot spots. It's heartbreaking to see. I have an appointment with an allergist in 4 weeks, but reading about cooking for your bully at home has me curious to try, since I have to wait 4 weeks anyway.

    At this point I have no clue what could be bothering him with his food. He's on Natural Balance grain free diet, sweet potato and fish formula. I've read through what some people are feeding their bullies and I'm wondering what my best starting point would be. I have no problem batching any kind of protein with veggies for the week - can someone point me to a resource or chime in on how to get started? Also, what is the best way to determine the amount I should be feeding him? LaLaLoopsie seems to have a nice little formula, I can try that certainly. Also, regarding supplementation - what is the general consensus on what I should be giving in terms of vitamins / fish oil and in what quantity?

    Thanks so much!
    Get rid of that food. Even though says grain free it's not a clean kibble. Go towards home cooking or raw and see if it clears up. Im pretty sure it will. Multi vitamin is a start and coconut oil in the food. You can always use honest kitchen and add your protein or just buy it already in it if its feasible. By going that route, you will avoid so many issues.

    Go to this link n read the last few post....

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...lerance-2.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Get rid of that food. Even though says grain free it's not a clean kibble. Go towards home cooking or raw and see if it clears up. Im pretty sure it will. Multi vitamin is a start and coconut oil in the food. You can always use honest kitchen and add your protein or just buy it already in it if its feasible. By going that route, you will avoid so many issues.

    Go to this link n read the last few post....

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...lerance-2.html
    Thanks so much Helsonwheels - This is a great start - the Honest Kitchen products look amazing and convenient. I just went out yesterday and made a mixture of carrots, broccoli stalks, kale and sweet potato as a base for Stout until we get his allergies under control and can re-evaluate a long term solution. The little porker gobbled up the food something furious! Do you have recommendations for a multivitamin that would be a good fit for him? What are people using and at what dosages?

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoutsDad View Post
    Do you have recommendations for a multivitamin that would be a good fit for him? What are people using and at what dosages?Thanks again!
    Depending on the weight you can give 1/2 tablet if eating HC....of the "regular" centrum vitamin NOT the 50yrs n over or senior etc. Just the plain one. Mines green tablet. HK has everything in it so I skip a day just like I skip a day for coconut oil, salmon oil, glucosamine in liquid form....so she doesn't get everything in one day. It's every other day. Like mentioned in a few post, she eats fruits n veggies on regular basis so she gets natural vitamins in the extras. Plus her treats are only dry: liver, duck, beef, bison, salmon and others I cant think now lolll. Raw organs too here n there. I want her to get use to all proper foods. I started by one protein at a time, waited a month before switching for allergies. She doesn't get chicken but turkey that I boil and best part is the broth!!! Top her food with it. Best minerals you can give any dog or yourself!

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