February 19, 2009

What is the best kind of food to feed an English Bulldog?

I just bought an English Bulldog and am picking him up next week, i would like to know what the best kind of food to feed her would be and if i cant buy it at a grocery store, like i have read, where can i get it?

What is your breeder feeding him? The best thing to do is to continue feeding your new guy the same food he is used to eating. This will help lessen his stress as he transitions to his new home.

Eventually of course you may wish to try another food - it may not be necessary as he may already be doing well on what he is getting. If you do decide to change his food, do your research and continue asking questions. Sometimes it is trial and error until you find the food that your Bulldog does best on.

I have two Bulldogs and one eats Royal Canin, Bulldog 24 and the other does well with Purina Pro Plan. In the end it's about what works well for the particular dog.

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February 5, 2009

puppypal @ 2:53 pm

English bulldogs sometimes have skin allergies so best get to petsmart and find a good brand of food to start out with. One that they say is great for skin issues and healthy coat….Name of brand isn't as important as ingredients believe me check out a bunch of them you will see what i mean. Ask someone there about pet food choices. A vet too might help as long as he doesn't sell pet food. He will no doubt pump up the brand he is trying to make a cut off of.
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Chuckles @ 2:54 pm

I don't think that you can find any of the foods I listed at a grocery store… I wonder why.. OH! I know! Because any foods sold at a grocery store is CRAP!

All dogs are different in what they like, and if it agrees with their stomaches.

Some good quality foods are :

Canidae
http://www.canidae.com/

Wellness
Wellness CORE
http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/

Solid Gold
http://www.solidgoldhealth.com/

Taste of the Wild
http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/

Innova
Eagle pack Holistic
Chicken Soup for the dog Lovers Soul
Orijen
EVO
Merrick
Blue Buffalo
Avoderm

Never get low quality foods like :

Cesar, Ol' Roy, Purina, Pedigree, Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, BilJac, Nutro , Dad's, Royal Canin, Mighty Dog
Or ANY grocery Store brand!

This website should be able to help you on picking out a good quality food. Stick on the 4-5-6 star range.
http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/

Never get a dog food with Corn, Soy, and By-Products. But I would also suggest a wheat free dog food. When you change your dogs food to a better quality, you will notice these things :
Firmer Stool, Glossier Coat, and better overall health.

Some foods that are Great and the price is good for if you still want to feed your dog a good quality, but with a cheaper price. :

Diamond NATURALS - Feed Store (Make sure to get the NATURAL kind, the regular stuff is crap!)
http://www.diamondpet.com/products/diamond_naturals/

Kirkland Signature - Costco
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11002816&whse=BD_115&topnav=bdoff&browse=&lang=en-US

Maxximum Nutrition - Walmart
http://walmart.triaddigital.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid14650.aspx
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xoxo_erika101 @ 2:56 pm

Alpo is good for dogs and you can get it from the petsmart or pepco
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doxie @ 2:58 pm

I didn't find Petsmart to have acceptable brands of food. I even had trouble finding a grain free food at Petco. I settled for Solid Gold Barking at the Moon. I chose it from other grain free foods listed at dogfoodanalysis. I suggest grain free food for your Bulldog to prevent skin problems.
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?Mutt? Misses ~Boxer Bootie~ @ 3:06 pm

You can buy these brands at pet stores. Usually, the non chain pet stores have more healthy selections though.

Here are some of the best dog foods:

Taste Of The Wild
http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/
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Wellness
http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/
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Solid Gold
http://www.solidgoldhealth.com/
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Blue Buffalo
http://www.bluebuff.com/
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Nature's Variety
http://www.naturesvariety.com/

Stay away from these brands:

Ol' Roy
Beneful
Purina ONE
Purina Pro Plan
Pedigree
Purina Dog Chow
Alpo
Eukanuba
Nutro
Iams
Science Diet
Dad's
Royal Canin
Store Brands
Kibbles 'n Bits
Mighty Dog

If you are on a VERY super tight budget, these are good foods:

Chicken Soup For The Pet Lover's Soul
http://www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com/
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NutriSource
http://www.nutrisourcedogfood.com/

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***Vets will try to tell you to feed Purina, Iams, and Science Diet. But don't feed them, they aren't good for your dog. Vets tell you those lies because they are PAID to do so!!!! It's sad, isn't it?***
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Here is a website that rates dog food. Go to it and enter the food of your choice. You will want a 4, 5, or 6 star rating. If the food of your choice has a 1, 2, or 3 rating that means it is crappy food. The higher rating the better, the lower rating the worse.
http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/

Also, another great thing to feed is the raw diet. Raw is completely safe and healthy. It's what I feed to my dog. Here are two great links about raw feeding, the healthiest thing for your dog.
http://www.rawfed.com/
http://www.barfworld.com/

Good luck with your dog! I hope it's easy for you to choose a healthy brand of dog food. Tell me what you choose. Again, good luck!
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Mutt

February 9, 2009

Hope M @ 3:22 am

The recommendation the other s gave are great, but most of the foods they list are extremely difficult to find an they are expensive. I have 2 bullies myself. An 8 year old female, who has nominal skin issues and a 1 year old male that I got from a bulldog rescue, who is riddle with skin problems. The difference between the 2 is that one came from a home and the other came from an over breeder, someone who breeds ands inbreeds over and over again. Hopefully you are not getting yours from one of these puppy mills, it really does make a difference!
Okay, back to the food. I feed them Iams. Not because it was recommended by anyone, but because they offer a wide range of foods, it's easy to find and affordable (it's sold at Walmart & Kmart and normally cheaper there than at Petsmart, Petco or the grocery store). I feed them both the healthy naturals chicken flavor. It also is easy on their tummys…. bullies are known for their gas!!!
Educate yourself about them. They are stubborn when it comes to training too. But beyond all of their "issues" they are wonderful! You are going to love him!!
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http://www.iams.com/iams/premium-pet-food.jsp

bulliedog@ymail.com @ 2:40 pm

What is your breeder feeding him? The best thing to do is to continue feeding your new guy the same food he is used to eating. This will help lessen his stress as he transitions to his new home.

Eventually of course you may wish to try another food - it may not be necessary as he may already be doing well on what he is getting. If you do decide to change his food, do your research and continue asking questions. Sometimes it is trial and error until you find the food that your Bulldog does best on.

I have two Bulldogs and one eats Royal Canin, Bulldog 24 and the other does well with Purina Pro Plan. In the end it's about what works well for the particular dog.
References :
http://bulldogdomain.com

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