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    Default Hello- new bully mom with a food question.

    Hi, would like to get Petee off of Eukanuba large breed puppy food
    ( what he was eating before I got him) and switch to Wellness. Is this a good
    food for Bulldogs and if so, regular puppy or large breed puppy. Or, just go straight
    to grain-free????? Soooo confused! Help!

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    Default Re: Hello- new bully mom with a food question.

    Quote Originally Posted by petee2 View Post
    Hi, would like to get Petee off of Eukanuba large breed puppy food
    ( what he was eating before I got him) and switch to Wellness. Is this a good
    food for Bulldogs and if so, regular puppy or large breed puppy. Or, just go straight
    to grain-free????? Soooo confused! Help!
    As far as food goes its more of what food works for you and your bully. See this link for dog food ratings:

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...d-ratings-219/

    Start with a 5 or 6 star food and make sure you transition your bully to the new food very slowly. Many people have different opinions on how to do the transition. Typically you will want to give some new food and some old food with the new food superceding the old food over a duration of 1 to 2 weeks. It's what works for you and your bully. goodluck and welcome!

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    Default Re: Hello- new bully mom with a food question.

    @petee2 First welcome to the site! How is old is he? I would definatley switch from current food. The llink posted above is the best place to start for finding a good food! What works for some doesnt work for everyone. Does he have any allergies that you know of? Tear stains, licking paws, etc. ?
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    BTW others with more advice, experience will be by allso to give some tips
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    Default Re: Hello- new bully mom with a food question.

    Petee is 14 weeks old. Would have liked to try Fromm food, but stores in my area do not carry which is hard to believe because they carry just about every other food. That's the problem why it's so confusing- to many choices! He is starting up with tear stains. Tried 21st century tear stain remover from Petsmart, keeping it at bay. Ordered Eye Envy- will give that a try. Switched water to bottled filtered, spring water. Thanks for your help. Anything else I should know?

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    Default Re: Hello- new bully mom with a food question.

    What I used for food bowl and water was stainless steel , if he is a drooler try to keep his mouth dry after drinking...I switched to the Fromm beef and wish I did it sooner! You could always order online at Petflow as other members do as well. There are alot of other good brands as well on the ratings forum. Brutus is 9 months and starting to show some signs of allergies nothing serious but at 12 months we are going to do allergy test just to know if there is anything. The first thing to do is get a good quality food and figure out if there are allergies..When switching make sure you do it gradually to avoid upset tummy..Our bullies have very sensitive tummys ... What works for some dogs doesnt work for all so its gonna be trial and error until you find the right one! Let me know if you need anything else ... There will be more advice also from other members
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    Default Re: Hello- new bully mom with a food question.

    Lola was on wellness puppy when we got her, but she didn't like it very much so we switched, a few times, to Natural balance alpha lamb and rabbit something. (lola's a picky eater). It doesn't matter if it's grain free unless your bully is allergic, although grain free for sure indicates that meat is the first ingredient and not corn. just choose a food that you have access to that is rated highly on the article. there are many options and hopefully your pup will eat it up!

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    Hello and welcome to you and Petee! I always feed mine the large breed kibble, as far as which brand, the above link should have a rating for the Wellness brand. Good Luck
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    Default Re: Hello- new bully mom with a food question.

    My dogs love a little snort of Wellness Duck/Sweet Potato canned food in their kibble (with hot water to make gravy). My little old 17 year old cat is now eating it too. She loves the stuff.

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    Default Re: Hello- new bully mom with a food question.

    Quote Originally Posted by petee2 View Post
    Petee is 14 weeks old. Would have liked to try Fromm food, but stores in my area do not carry which is hard to believe because they carry just about every other food. That's the problem why it's so confusing- to many choices! He is starting up with tear stains. Tried 21st century tear stain remover from Petsmart, keeping it at bay. Ordered Eye Envy- will give that a try. Switched water to bottled filtered, spring water. Thanks for your help. Anything else I should know?

    You can order Fromm online ... Petflow is one of our site sponsors and you can get free shipping using a code, which I think is 'englishbulldognews'. Also, for the tear stains, try witch hazel on a cotton pad once/twice a week.
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    Default Re: Hello- new bully mom with a food question.

    to EBN....Thanx for joining but you must know we LOVE pix!!!!!I use Photobucket and copy/paste the link. That works best for me. ... Anyway, I think, and it is only my opinion, that Petee is a little young for most foods. Fromm Puppy food is excellent and there are at least two breeders on here that use it til the pups are about 6 months. They then transition them to Fromm all stages food. Whatever food you go with a slow transition is needed.

    Doing a slow transition is so their tummy doesn't get upset from the difference in ingredients in the old and new foods. It basically is feeding 1/4 new food mixed with 3/4 old for for about a week, then mix 1/2 and 1/2 old and new for another week. Then 3/4 new food and 1/4 old food for another week before feeding 100% new food. Along the way, if your bullie starts to get loose poo you may want to back up a little on the mixture for a while longer before preceding.
    Also, I had a discussion with a rep from Earthborn a few weeks ago and he said that whenever he transitions from one food to another he adds a couple tablespoons of canned pumpkin to the mix. Said he never has a soft poo issue doing it that way. Hope this helps.

    There is a wealth of info here so ask away whatever questions you may have... Thanx again for joining...... Now,,,,, about those pix???

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    Default Re: Hello- new bully mom with a food question.

    What allergy signs was Brutus showing?-just so I know what to look for. It's been 7 days so far of switching his food to Wellness. Stool is soft, like soft ice cream but not runny. I will still do a slow switch for another week probably and watch his stool. puppy biting is brutal! I have two kids (4 and 8) so this is hard. "No bite" doesn't work well and neither does giving toys when he bites. He's not interested in Nylabones but likes the kong ONLY when I fill it with treats. Any other suggestions on the biting? He likes to go after the cats, especially the one that will fight back. I think that's what may be making the biting worse plus he starts growling.

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