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    Hello there... I've been reading your forums on bulldog dry food & decided to join. Your information has been invaluable, but it's overwhelming w/all the different choices out there!!!

    Here is my bully history... we had 2 english bulldogs Bella & Winston. My husband got Bella as his retirement present, and he decided to breed her last year. She had 8 puppies, and we decided to keep Winston. We had the unfortunate luck of losing the runt Wellie in April because he had severe hydrocephalus & spinal issues. This about killed me because he was the sweetest little guy... Then last week we lost Bella during her spay, we are absolutely heartbroken over losing our beloved Bella. I'm at a complete loss over losing these 2 beautiful babies...

    Winston had some gastro upset so I took him to the vets... I wasn't sure if it was related to losing Momma or just the heat. After I got on here I realized that the food I was giving him Blue Buffalo Large Breed Puppy may have not been the best choice for him so I've been doing some research. I'm not really sure what to start him on, but my vet suggested Purina Formula One?!! I don't really understand why he would want me to put him on Purina at all... his Mom had allergy issues, and he seems to be following suit. Any suggestions on what to start him out on I would really appreciate... he's only 6 months old!!!

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    First off.... hugs to you and hubby for the loss of your sweet bullies... so sorry and must be so painful Just love the pictures you have posted.

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    Food can be a long trial and erro road, but we have some great members here that can help you find what will work best.,.... it sure ain't Purina.
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    Thank you for your kind words... it has been very hard losing our babies! I know they are waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge . Your bullies are adorable, and I'm so sorry for loss... Nitschke is beautiful!!!

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    Winston is very handsome! Fromm's makes a great puppy food, Puppy Gold that is really great for them.

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    My sincere condolences on the loss of your bullies, my heart breaks
    for your pain & sorrow. Yes...they wait for us at Rainbow Bridge but
    there is such a wrenching loss to lose them, especially before their
    time, going to the Vet's with them & leaving without them...forever,
    is a cruel, hard thing...I am so very sorry.

    Coming here will help heal that hole in your heart and of course, dear
    Winston will help too. Love your pics, too precious!

    Welcome to EBN, it'll be great to watch Winston's growth into a big bully.
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    I have heard lots of good things about Fromm's, I will have to check them out! Thanks for you help

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    @Texas Carol Thank you for your kindness... It's nice to know that someone understands our pain, and I'm sorry for your loss as well. Winston will keep me very busy I'm afraid... LOL

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    Welcome and I too feel so bad for your loss. Bella was a beautiful girl...I'm so happy you found us..many have been where you are.

    The food thing is so overwhelming..but we have great people here to help! They will find this and chime in. The reason vets recommend foods like Purina and others they sell, is because most vets know little about nutrition. They only know what the sales reps tell them and often they get a commission..you can do much, much better!

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    Welcome to the site and so sorry for your loss. It's never easy loosing one of you babies. May the rest in peace. We feed FROMM 4 star to our bullies and it's been working fine for them.
    Have a Great Bully Day.
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    Welcome to EBN. I am very glad you found us at this difficult time so we can support you as much as we can. I am sorry for the loss of your babies. My Arnold had a pup that only made it 24 hours and even that was a struggle.


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    So sorry about the loss of your sweet bullies. I can't imagine why a vet would recommend Purina products either. So glad you've joined us.




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    Welcome to the family @ddnene

    At 6 months old, you don't have to buy "puppy food". There are many quality all stages foods that you can buy. We have a dog food ratings page here.... http://www.englishbulldognews.com/co...g-Food-Ratings That should set you on the right path. I believe most here feed Fromm. It is a high quality, grain free, all stages food. It's not sold in Petco or Petsmarts, you will have to go to a specialty pet store or you can order it online. If you order it from Petflow.com there is a coupon code floating around here somewhere that gets you free shipping.

    Of course you can always make your own dog food or feed raw. We have forums here for both of those options too.

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