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English Bulldog puppies foods?

I am looking for the best food the feed my new English Bulldog puppy. My breed told me to feed her Royal Canine dog food. But my vet said that it has to much protein for English so I did a search online for Bulldog foods & I found this web site: http://www.champbulldogs.com/foods.htm , http://www.champbulldogs.com that says to feed English Bulldogs California Natural? Does anyone here feed their Bulldog California Natural, if so do you like it? If not what do you feed your English Bulldog? I don't care how much it cost but I want my bulldog puppy to stay healthy for a long long time. From what I read the dog food can make a big difference on a English bulldog puppies hips.

Thanks for your help. Allen

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I am looking for the best food the feed my new English Bulldog puppy. My breed told me to feed her Royal Canine dog food. But my vet said that it has to much protein for English so I did a search online for Bulldog foods & I found this web site: http://www.champbulldogs.com/foods.htm , http://www.champbulldogs.com that says to feed English Bulldogs California Natural? Does anyone here feed their Bulldog California Natural, if so do you like it? If not what do you feed your English Bulldog? I don't care how much it cost but I want my bulldog puppy to stay healthy for a long long time. From what I read the dog food can make a big difference on a English bulldog puppies hips.

Thanks for your help. Allen

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  • Dark
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Royal Canin is a low quality dog food. California Natural is actually a food designed for dogs with food allergies, but it's still a high quality food. It's put out by a company called Natura. Natura puts out a lot of high quality dog foods, including Innova.

    Not all pet food is made equally. A lot of it is full of corn, by-products, dyes, unhealthy preservatives, filler grains and all sorts of nasty stuff. A lot of pet food companies are perfectly happy to the dump cheap leftovers and things that aren't safe for human consumption (from human food processing plants) into their foods. Will it kill your dog? No, it has to be nutritionally complete and safe to even be marketed. Is it healthy? Not by a long shot.

    Corn is a low quality ingredient you never want to see in your pet food. Corn and low quality grains are two of the biggest culprits when it comes to food allergies in our pets.

    Thankfully, there are some excellent dog foods being made these days that include organic, human grade ingredients rather than trash not fit for human consumption.

    Examples of low quality foods to avoid: Anything you can find in a grocery store will be low end, Purina, Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Royal Canin, Pedigree, Kibbles n' Bits, Beneful, Ol'Roy.

    Examples of high quality foods to look for: Innova, Wellness, Solid Gold, Canidae All Life Stages, Fromm Four Star, Merrick, GO Natural, Nature's Variety Prairie, Nature's Logic, Artemis Fresh Mix, Timberwolf Organics.

    Although the high quality foods are more expensive, you're getting what you're paying for. Less filler material means more concentrated nutrients... this means you typically need to feed far less of the high quality food than you would of the low quality one. Which also means less poop!

    Seriously on a budget? Two of the most affordable of the higher quality foods would be Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul and Canidae All Life Stages.

    Before following your vet's food recommendation, keep in mind that vets get /very/ little nutritional training during their schooling. Besides that, what training they /do/ get is usually sponsored or taught by... you guessed it, the crappy pet food companies! They also often get kickbacks from the companies for pushing these products at their clinics (Science Diet, Royal Canin etc.)

    A great option is to go with an entirely grain-free diet. Many of the high quality foods now put out grain-free formulas. Some good grain-free diets include: Innova EVO, Wellness CORE, Blue Wilderness, Nature's Variety Instinct, Orijen, Horizon Legacy, Merrick Before Grain, Canidae Grain Free All Life Stages, Fromm Surf & Turf, Now!, Sold Gold Barking At The Moon, Ziwipeak, and Taste of the Wild.

    Some pretty decent foods can even be found in common pet stores. Petsmart carries Blue Buffalo products (such as the excellent grain free diet Blue Wilderness). Petco carries Wellness, Solid Gold, Natural Balance, Eagle Pack Holistic Select, Blue Buffalo, Castor & Pollux Organix, Pinnacle, and Halo.

    If you can't find a food, most of the high quality dog food brands have websites with store locators on them that will help you find the store closest to you which supplies their products. Simply type the dog food brand's name into Google, go to their website, and type your zip code into their store locator.

    Another option, if you can't find anywhere around you that sells good foods, is to order your pet food online. Here's an excellent place to do so: http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/

    Remember that foods should be switched gradually (mixing the new slowly in with the old over the period of about week or so), especially when switching to a higher quality one, so as not to upset tummies. For example:

    Days 1 & 2: 75% old food, 25% new food

    Days 3 & 4: 50% old food, 50% new food

    Days 5 & 6: 25% old food, 75% new food

    Day 7: 0% old food, 100% new food

    Another option for feeding dogs is to feed raw. This is something that should be thoroughly researched before being attempted:

    http://www.rawfed.com/ (RawFed)

    http://www.rawlearning.com/ (Jane Anderson's Raw Learning Site)

    http://rawfeddogs.net/ (Raw Fed Dogs)

    http://www.rawmeatybones.com/ (Raw Meaty Bones)

    http://rawfed.com/myths/preymodel.html (Raw Prey Model Diet Vs. BARF Diet)

    http://www.rawfed.com/myths/index.html (Myths About Raw Feeding)

    Also remember that freefeeding (leaving food down) is the fast lane to canine obesity. Make sure to have scheduled feeding times based on the feeding instructions on your dog's food.

    More on dog food:

    http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=main (Learn how to determine the quality of your dog's food.)

    http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/ (Dog food reviews. Four stars is a decent food, five stars is a great food, and six stars is an excellent food.)

    Darksong~

  • egbe
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Bulldog Breeders Nz

  • 1 decade ago

    Bulldogs CAN be healthy. My oldest Bulldog is 9 years old & has never been to the vet for anything but shots. She is not inbred & I take proper care of her. I am sure that if a bulldog is bred well, understood & cared for correctly they can be very healthy.

    I feed my Bulldog Innova. Royal Canine is **** food. I will never in my life understand why Big Bulldog sites recommend it when they are supposed to be all knowing & helping the breed. Many Bulldog breeders have know idea they aren't feeding their Bulldogs good food. Someone told them to feed Royal Canine so it must be good, yeah right!

    Innova has a low enough protein amount for a bulldog & has a higher amount of veggies & eggs.

    Innova can be a little hard to find but I looked at the site you listed & they have a link on where to find Innova link http://www.champbulldogs.com/foods.htm http://www.champbulldogs.com/care.htm

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    It's obvious that the puppy is hungry when you feed him. He should be fed the correct amount of food at least twice a day because he is still growing and needs food to give him energy. Dogs don't chew their food, they gulp it, so you can forget trying to make him chew, he is not a human. He knows exactly how to eat and doesn't need to be taught table manners. The dog is fine, it's his owner that needs to calm down. He is a male dog and his little "redbird" is going to peek out and there is nothing you can do so just relax and ignore it. That will happen less and less as he grows older. Stop trying to make the puppy calm down, let him be happy and enjoy his food.

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  • 4 years ago

    Every dog needs some type of training. The first class I ever took a dog to was https://tr.im/zLXs2

    It's a very basic kind of class. They will help you with your dog, and show you how to work with your dog at home.

    They'll also answer any questions you have about your dog's particular problems and how to handle them. The most important thing in dog training is to be consistent and work with your dog at home on the lessons. The PetSmart class teaches sit, down, come, and the very basics every dog needs to know. They will also help socialize your dog. You are unhappy with an untrained dog, and believe it or not, the dog is actually unhappy to. You need to take your dog now, as the older he gets, the harder it will be to correct your dog's bad habits. Plus the classes are fun for you and your dog. My dog went from that first PetSmart class on to advanced obedience classes. You might also contact your local humane society. The one in my area offers obedience classes with a very good trainer at a reduced price.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Stick with what your breeder told you. If she is a good breeder, she knows her stuff! If you want your Bulldog (not English Bulldog - no such thing) to stay healthy, you shouldn't have gotten a Bulldog. They are medical disasters on a leash.

  • 1 decade ago

    I really like the nutro products.. (I don't personally, but for my dogs I do.)

    My dog (Pug) is very sensitive, and since starting her on the Herring Meal, Rice & Potato Formula food,(and tho it stinks of fish, she has not vomited, and her skin and coat are healthy and soft) Plus it has fish oil, which is excellent for dogs to have.

    I feed my Boston Terrier Chicken, Rice & Oatmeal

    They have excellent foods and treats for both puppy and dog.

    I had an English Bulldog and fed her Chicken, Rice & Oatmeal. Sadly she is gone. :(

    I hope I helped you.

  • Slug
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    british bulldogs dude

    my uncle has one he is 9 now but seems like he has been 9yrs old since he was 1. only in my personal view i think they are a cruel breed they cant swim and they cant walk far the breathing problems are huge and the eye problems are bad to.

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