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    Hi All,

    A friend of mine adopted her first bulldog, I'm trying to get her to sign up here but she's going through a lot right now and doesn't have the time. I told her i would check into her issues here for her. This is her first bulldog and was totally not expecting how high maintenance these dogs are. She has been around since we adopted Ruthie and knew all our issues with her, but Tanks issues are coming as a shock to her since she never dealt with a bully before.

    So her bulldog, Tank is all broken out on his chin and face. She uses wipes on him, keeps his folds dry, clean, uses stainless steel bowls..etc. He is also shedding like crazy and his gas is outrageous. She feeds him Iams Proactive health. I told her it might be a food issue and needs a better food. Any thoughts on this will be helpful. I know i didn't give a lot of information so if you have questions i'll answer them.

    Thanks!

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    It very well could be food related. At least that would be the first place that I would start with.

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    I agree that transitioning to a high quality food would be a great first step. Jennie, how about printing her a list of the food ratings we have here so she'll have an idea?




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    How old is the pup? Banjo broke out until he was about a year old. We cleaned his face every day and used the bowls. We did purchase some vet pads that dried them out, but he eventually grew out of it. We use Fromme Family foods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    I agree that transitioning to a high quality food would be a great first step. Jennie, how about printing her a list of the food ratings we have here so she'll have an idea?
    Thanks, I will do that and I'm also sending her a bag of Fromm Pork and Peas because Ruthie and Bruts do so good on that food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JennieS View Post
    Thanks, I will do that and I'm also sending her a bag of Fromm Pork and Peas because Ruthie and Bruts do so good on that food.
    Great thinking, Buster had the same until we switched to pork and peas. Tell her we don't bite here and we would love to see some pics of her bully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JennieS View Post
    Thanks, I will do that and I'm also sending her a bag of Fromm Pork and Peas because Ruthie and Bruts do so good on that food.
    You're a good friend, I'm sure she'll appreciate that !!




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    When Bentley broke out his first time I tried everything under and over the sun. Then I took all of his toys away - he was having a reaction to the latex toys and certain rubber toys too. Won't help with the gas but an idea? Also maybe she can wash his bedding he may be bringing pollen in and having a reaction.

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    I think everyone has the right idea. Try a better food. Give him some plain yogurt everyday. She could also switch from stainless steel to glass -such as pyrex. The yogurt, I believe really helps with the gas situation. Could also try Boudreaux's (sp) Butt Paste on his chin.
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    yes i agree with all the statements above. But first I would strongly recommend changing the food. Especially to a grain free food. And then also tell her she wont see results up to 3 month so she doesnt keep changing it thinking its not working. But I can almost guarantee it has to be the food. I have never seen a bulldog do good on IAMS but I am just speaking from reviews rather than experience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    Great thinking, Buster had the same until we switched to pork and peas. Tell her we don't bite here and we would love to see some pics of her bully.
    I'll have her send me some and i'll post them!

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    Thanks everyone!!! I ordered her a bag of pork and peas. I'll probably keep reordering for her for the next couple months until we know its definitely working!

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