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    Hi we got peggy sue 3 days ago, before coming to us she was being fed scraps, i have put her on to forthglade which is very similar to natures menu i also add pasta to this, she loves it but she hardly drinks any water at all i think i have seen her take around 6 sips since shes been with us, she only goes pee twice a day and now is a little bit constipated which im assuming is the food switch over so will get pumpkin to help her out, but is it normal to only pee twice a day and not drink?
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    to EBN!!! Have you taken her to the vet to get an initial check-up?!! I would suggest getting a vet check to make sure she's up to date on everything… how old is she?!! I'm not familiar w/your dog food, but doing a slow transition is best… maybe mixing her kibble w/chicken or sirloin w/rice. I would be concerned about the lack of drinking water, but it could be that she's just getting used to her environment.

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    Hi @tracematt, we had another member who's new bully was also having issues with not drinking much water. I believe they rescued her and she was still getting used to her new home. Your bulldog may just need some time to adjust. Pumpkin (the pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling), is very high in fiber so may help w/the constipation.




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    also not drinking enough fluids can be part of constipation problem. Try adding some water,or plain broth to her food.
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    Hi she has been to the vets she's 2 yrs old we started her vacs again as the lady couldn't find her vac card so thought it best she was wormed nails clipped and she also has hives which we was given shampoo for and anti biotic she doesn't start her anti biotic until Saturday tho due to giving time for the vaccine to take effect hopefully she will start drinking soon then but in the meantime I shall follow advice given and pour some liquid onto her food. Thanks guys appreciate it .

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    You need to get you baby on a decent diet. Pets at home have done thing for everyone ( for all budgets ) I am trying out the new wainrights at the mo. My 3 bully's love it. It's cut out everything which could give off allergies.
    I mix in a spoon of coconut oil 1000 kg from eBay for 6 quid.
    I water it a bit and put it over there kibble. The extra water will help.
    Coconut oil has many benefits . The main one is digestive system. Lovely coats, less hair loss. Etc.

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    Hiya are you familiar with forthglade? do you think this is the wrong food for her i thought it was a pretty good food, i get this from pets at home, i added water to her food today and she seemed to poop easier today. i have been reading about coconut oil and purchased some today so will start that tomorrow, have also been reading about epsom salts for soaking paws, as her paws and inbetween her toes are very red no cysts just very red so will try soaking them with epsom salts see how we go.

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    also can i ak which wainrights you use as just had a look and theres so many to choose from

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracematt View Post
    also can i ak which wainrights you use as just had a look and theres so many to choose from
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    It's new. It roughly costs £35 for a 10kg bag.
    But when you read what's is in it it looks a winner.
    Getting the diet sorted out will prob help the feet problem.

    Please note bully's aren't like any dog in as much as when you change food it needs to be slow and easy.
    Week 1 - put in 1/4 of new food
    Week 2 - put in 1/2
    And so on. If you change straight away you could end up with an upset tummy.

    Hope this helps ya


    There's other good brands like burns - barking heads etc.

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    Great thanks very much really appreciate that :-)

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