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    I hadnt posted an introduction yet because I didn't actually HAVE an EBD yet, but I was a member falling more and more in love with the breed. I posted once asking about reputable breeders, and got so much feedback! Thank you for the information! Clearly everyone here is a passionate group.

    Then I posted a rant about the rollercoaster of trying to adopt/rescue/purchase, and again I received an outpouring of support and kind words from many members.

    TODAY I AM POSTING BECAUSE I AM OFFICIALLY A NEW ENGLISH BULLDOG MOM!

    He is 3 years old, and so far has been AMAZING! He is sweet, stubborn, smart, and already is housebroken, and does a few tricks. He is very food motivated, but also very stubborn, so we are trying to teach him a few more. It has only been a few days though, so we are also trying to give him time to adjust.

    He does have allergies, his previous owner says they are seasonal, so he is on an antihistamine (sp?) she gave me. I dont know if she wasnt giving them to him (because then why fill the Rx right?) But his eyes have improved significantly since we picked him up Tuesday night. I will post the name of his medicine later, because I was wondering if i can switch to Benadryl when we run out. Which will be soon since it is currently 4 pills per day.

    He also is not eating very good food, but I dont want to switch it just yet, until he is a little more acclimated to his new home. She said she tried multiple higher end foods, and he prefers Purina Dog Chow. (seriously?) But he hasnt been eating all that much just yet, so I would rather let him settle in before switching. I think if his appetite doesnt increase by Sunday I will buy a higher quality food. I read somewhere that some foods have too much protein and can give bulldogs kidney problems. How do I know how much protein is too much? Maybe I will make another seperate post about all of my questions. Even though I have been stalking the forum for weeks/months I have so many more now that he is finally here! Like a mom probably feels about her human baby! LOL

    WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, PICTURES! (cell phone pics, sorry about the quality)

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    oh yeah, I forgot to mention: His name is Mack. We like it. We are going to keep it. It suits him.

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    awesome!! congrats on your new family member.Mack is super cute!

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    He is beautiful. I have only had the one EBD that I presently have but I started her on homemade dogfood as soon as I picked her up as a puppy and she has been on it ever since. I do use Blue Buffalo in a pinch if I am on the road and my husband has to take care of Amber. I have tagged a few extremely knowledgeable and experience bulldog owners that maybe able to give you some advice. Good luck.

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    congrats on your new boy!!!

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    How wonderful! Mack sounds and looks awesome!

    When we first got HRH she didnt eat much for the first week or so. But she was more than happy when we switched foods.
    After she got adjusted to her new home.

    As far as what to choose check out the food rating article on the home page. Pick something in the four star or better. All the foods there should be fine for a bully. Most bullies do best with the grain free types. And our princess does better with no chicken or salmon. Just transition over a couple weeks. You may need to try several different foods before you find the best one for Mack.

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    Welcome and Congratulations on getting Mack, he is very handsome!! You will be surprised with a good healthy food how some of his allergy problems may lessen over time, I'm not saying it will be a magic cure but it could help a great deal. Looking forward to a lot more pictures of Mack
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    congratulations he is very cute I would switch that food as soon as he's all comfy in your house his eyes do look a little swollen but I'm glad you are on here to figure it out that's why I love this place people will help you with anything you need good luck an congratulations on your new baby its awesome that you rescued their are so many out there that need it

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    Welcome and congratulations! Mack is a handsome boy and I love the name!

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    Congrats!!! I love the name Mack and how wonderful you were able to adopt!!


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    Congratulations!!! Mack is ADORABLE!! You must be so excited! When we first picked Gio up from his previous owners (we adopted him at 20months) he was on Blue Buffalo, not a bad a food but his weren't solid... it took us about 4 foods till we found Fromm and it agreed with him! It might take 1 food switch, 2 or more but you will eventually find one that will fit him! Have so much fun with him and post lot's of pictures!
    Princess, Diva, and Gio <3

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    Oh my goodness, Mack is gorgeous! I know you got frustrated - see things happen for a reason. I'm very happy for you!!!

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