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Lisag17

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Hi all, I currently feed my boy Purina One Chicken and Rice hard food but I've been reading that chicken is a top allergen for bulldogs. I wonder if this might be contributing to his frequent blood blisters on his paws. Anyway, just wondering what you all prefer to feed your dogs?
 

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Hi all, I currently feed my boy Purina One Chicken and Rice hard food but I've been reading that chicken is a top allergen for bulldogs. I wonder if this might be contributing to his frequent blood blisters on his paws. Anyway, just wondering what you all prefer to feed your dogs?


Purina is not a good food, definitely a diet change is highly recommended. Stay away from Purina, Hills, science diet, Royal Canin, Eukanuba, and other ‘low end foods’.

Raw diet is recommended but if you need a kibble, these are the highest quality kibbles in order:

-Carna 4: oven baked nuggets, no synthetics and comes in some exotic proteins, has pre and probiotics in it and this is what people buy when they can’t feed raw diet(travel reasons etc.)

-Natures Logic: no synthetics minimal processing and no legumes or potatoes, uses millet instead, comes in other proteins like rabbit and sardines. Has pre and probiotics In it added.

-Orijen: minimal carbs is used(20%), no synthetics.

-Acana - no synthetics used.

-N&D brand is ok but uses synthetics and more processed, but definitely better than the Purina.


Yes chicken is a common allergen for bulldogs, grains are also very common allergen, I would try a different protein and a better kibble without grains(Nature Logic, or Orijen or acana).
 
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Can you post a picture of his paws? Are the blisters between his pad or toes or actually on his pads?
Blisters reoccurring in between the toes, not on the pads. Blood blisters that pop, dry up, and go away. I do treat them with nustock and bag balm, but they always come back.
 

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Blisters reoccurring in between the toes, not on the pads. Blood blisters that pop, dry up, and go away. I do treat them with nustock and bag balm, but they always come back.

Do they look like warts?? Those can pop and return again.
Interdigital cysts are common between the toes too which can pop sometimes.

It’s hard to see what it is in the photo.

I still highly recommend you get her on a better food!
 
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They are interdigit cysts. The vet has looked at them multiple times and we've tried various treatments. Thanks for the feedback.
 

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My vet recommended Vetericyn Wound Care or Douxxo Mousse for interdigital Cysts. I changed foods too and once I got my dog off the food he came with (Royal Canin), no more problem.
 
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Thank you, we have both of those items at home. What food did you end up switching to?
 

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Thank you, we have both of those items at home. What food did you end up switching to?
Bag balm n NuStock always worked for my dogs. Like everyone mentioned changing food would be wise. Get a higher quality like @benny mentioned on his list.
 

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They are interdigit cysts. The vet has looked at them multiple times and we've tried various treatments. Thanks for the feedback.

Have you soaked it in epsom salt?? That can definitely help with it.
 

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Thank you, we have both of those items at home. What food did you end up switching to?
Yes, a better food is needed. If you are wanting to stay with a kibble. Go with a high quality. Using duck or turkey … avoid chicken as many bulldogs have issue with it.

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Acana
Orijen
Fromm
Earthborn holistic
Farmina

are a few of the better kibbels
 

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