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    Default Re: Our New Rescue CHUNK has some health problems, need advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by MsKfernandez View Post
    It's funny that you mention it, but this entire time I've been thinking the blue buffalo IS grain free then I just realized RICE would be considered a grain DUH lol. Lucy has really bad food/environmental allergies so I definitely won't be switching her but I am totally open to giving him whatever he needs. I need to head to the store tonight for dog food anyway, I think I'll pick up some Fromm for him to try, just in case the rice is a problem. Thanks!
    I had the same moment too before I feed Fromm now and if it works its a great food for our bullies. The good thing is you can switch through flavors with no transistion ....Some do good and some dont! Sometimes after trial and error doing an allergy test is the easiest way to try and fix the issues. See how it goes and we are all here if you need anything. Good Luck and keep us posted!
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    Default Re: Our New Rescue CHUNK has some health problems, need advice please

    Do a slow switch using 1/4 new food mixed with 3/4 old food each meal for about a week. Then go 1/2 and 1/2 for a week, then go 3/4 new to 1/4 old for another week before giving him 100% new food. This is important because bullys have very sensitive tummys and too quick of a change may upset his tummy. If you notice soft poo while switching, back up and reduce the new food a little for a few days so his tummy can catch up to the switch. Another thing that helps during a switch is to add a tablespoon of canned pumpkin to the mix *not pie filling but canned pumpkin*. Once you switch his food give him a few weeks on the new food and note how it has helped or not, but it takes a few weeks to get the old food out of his system. It can be a long process but is great when you find the right food..... Fromm Beef Frittata was that right food for Princess Gracie.

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    Default Re: Our New Rescue CHUNK has some health problems, need advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceP View Post
    Do a slow switch using 1/4 new food mixed with 3/4 old food each meal for about a week. Then go 1/2 and 1/2 for a week, then go 3/4 new to 1/4 old for another week before giving him 100% new food. This is important because bullys have very sensitive tummys and too quick of a change may upset his tummy. If you notice soft poo while switching, back up and reduce the new food a little for a few days so his tummy can catch up to the switch. Another thing that helps during a switch is to add a tablespoon of canned pumpkin to the mix *not pie filling but canned pumpkin*. Once you switch his food give him a few weeks on the new food and note how it has helped or not, but it takes a few weeks to get the old food out of his system. It can be a long process but is great when you find the right food..... Fromm Beef Frittata was that right food for Princess Gracie.
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    Default Re: Our New Rescue CHUNK has some health problems, need advice please

    Can't even imagine neglecting a bully for one day much less his whole life. Bless you for taking on Chunk with all his problems. Being stressed is totally understandable and that just tells me you are an awesome bulldog parent. Time, patience and a whole lot of TLC and Chunk will get there. Lucy looks like a happy camper Your bullies are so lucky to have you in their lives.
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    Just wanted to say Welcome to @MsKfernandez welcome to you and your fur kids.
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    Default Re: Our New Rescue CHUNK has some health problems, need advice please

    What beautiful bullies they are... both look to be so sweet and Chunk, even with issues, looks to be a very happy boy.

    You've rec'd excellent advice so I have nothing to add.... just wanted to thank you for saving Lucy Lou and Chunk and giving them the spoiled bully life they deserve
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