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    Hello everyone I am a new English bulldog puppy owner I am working myself to death with her going number 2 so much I have had lots of dogs but she is the first to go this much is there a food that will help in this problem?

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    Lisa - What are you feeding your baby now, how much and how often, how is the stool consistency??

    This group is great, you will right at home here!! - What is your baby's name, please post some pics, we LOVE them!!

    I'm sure some will be along soon with some great advice!!


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    What food are you feeding and how much? That could be the entire reason.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    I have her on full feed it is at her discretion and she is eating Pedigree adult formula it is all I have available right now and it is soft

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    That could be the problem. Pedigree isn't that great of a food so you want to use the best that you can afford that agrees with your pup. Generally as pups they get fed 1 to 1.5 cups per feeding 2 to 3 times a day for the first 6 months to a year and then cut back feedings to 1 to 1.5 cups twice a day from then on. Free feeding these guys is not a good idea as they are garbage disposals and will eat and eat until they get sick and/or are very over weight.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    Todd - Very well said. Ellie is a hoover vacuum, I could NEVER free feed her. Yes Please try and get your baby on the best puppy style food, your budget will allow. There is also a great site called Dog Food Advisor.com, they have a lot of great brands for you to choose from. If you have loose stools while transitioning, you can always give about 1 TBSP/day canned pure pumpkin (not the pie filling) this will help firm up the stool.

    Good Luck!! - Keep us posted!!


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    If I tried to free feed ANY of my dogs I'd probably go through a 40lbs bag a day!! LOL She is pooping all the time because she is eating all the time! Plus yes an adult dog food (especially pedigree) is too rich for her and full of fillers. How old is she? Pics?

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    she is 6 months old

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    Get your puppy on grain free kibble in the amount already noted by others. No free feeding.

    BTW, cute bully, cute little lady!

    saving as many as we can for the sake of Bullykind

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    Default Re: Hello and a question

    Quote Originally Posted by Marine91 View Post
    That could be the problem. Pedigree isn't that great of a food so you want to use the best that you can afford that agrees with your pup. Generally as pups they get fed 1 to 1.5 cups per feeding 2 to 3 times a day for the first 6 months to a year and then cut back feedings to 1 to 1.5 cups twice a day from then on. Free feeding these guys is not a good idea as they are garbage disposals and will eat and eat until they get sick and/or are very over weight.
    @lilone ^^^^ exactly what Todd stated!!

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    Hello, welcome to the forums. You've gotten very good feeding advice so I just wanted to say welcome and say how adorable both your little darlings are!
    Kalyn, mom to rescue boys:
    English Bulldog, DOB: March 3, 2010, rescued May 26, 2014
    American Cocker Spaniel, DOB: September 25, 2010, rescued June 1, 2011

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    Default Re: Hello and a question

    I used 1 1/2 cups of puppy food twice a day, At first she was on Blue Buffalo until we noticed that our pup was loosing hair along the ridge of her back so we switched to Puppy Beneful Chicken, same amount. Probably like human babies, puppies' stool will start to harden and go less frequently when you switch them to adult food(would be like switching babies to solid food).
    We transitioned Ellie to adult beneful beef after she turned 1. We still feed her the same amount of food, we don't free feed her, that not only controls how many times she goes during the day but also keeps her girly figure. We feed her once in the morning and once at night.

    Hope this helps, every dog is different, just letting you know what works for our dog.

    Good luck and congrats on being a bully lover

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