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    FAQ: What do you feed your dog?

    What do you feed your dog?

    Learning about good foods is one of the most important things you can do for your pet, and keep them at supreme health.

    Please tell us your story, and why or how you ended up feeding the food you do!
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    Re: FAQ: What do you feed your dog?

    I feed Chance Fromm four stages currently on Fraitta and veg he was on Now when I got him then was transitioned to Fromm puppy GoId a food I had learned about on English Bulldog News a sister forum. He was on puppy food until 7 1/2 months then switched to adult. I wish I knew about this food when we had our other dogs and when I had found out just how bad the food was that we fed them in the past disgusts me. If you want a healthy dog you need good food it can save you so much and make your pet so much more happy and healthy.

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    Re: FAQ: What do you feed your dog?

    I feed Jack and Winnie Orijen. I did some research and that's what I decided. Winnie's eating puppy now, but she's 7 months old so she's fixing to switch to Jack's adult Orijen.

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    Re: FAQ: What do you feed your dog?

    I feed our bulldogs Fromm, NuVet Plus, a little home cookin' and coconut oil.

    Here is my story:

    We used to feed Iams waaaaay back when. I was under the impression that it was the best dog food, which it was back in the 1990's before it and Science Diet were purchased by P&G.

    I had nothing but problems with my bulldog Sarah, and the vet put her on science diet rabbit which didn't help at all. The more I bathed her the worse she got, she was so full of yeast.

    I met Linda in Oregon and she would go on and on about dog food. I pretty much ignored her awesome advice. After all, my Vet said that science diet and Iams were good foods, why would I believe her?

    Fast forward several years, I started this forum. When the question came up about what do you feed your dog so many people were talking about brands I had never heard of. At the time my Molly was battling a horrible skin infection. After several weeks of antibiotics and special shampoos, she did not improve at all.

    One day I was in town and decided to go check out the dog foods at Petsmart. So many different choices- I was literally overwhelmed! I found a bag of Avoderm on a clearance shelf for 50% off, it was a very expensive food so I thought okay.... I'll try it. It was only about $20 for this big bag, which was actually close to the price of the big bag of Iams so I felt it was worth trying to see what all the fuss was about!

    The results were amazing. Within a day I stopped giving her antihistamine, she stopped itching completely. She was only being transitioned and just replacing a portion of the food made an amazing impact!

    By the time she was fully transitioned her tear stains were gone, no more yeasty paws, no more paw licking- she was a brand new bully!

    That started my obsession with dog foods. I read everything I could, and started researching different foods. I started trails of different brands, and we started the dog food ratings here on the site. Eventually I tried Fromm at the recommendation of a member here. During my research I was calling different manufactures to find out more about their foods. When I spoke with Fromm I realized this was a company who put all their money into the food and research and not into advertising. They were a smaller family owned company who really seemed as obsessed with dog food as I was. Eventually I got to know them and they started the monthly contests for us on EBN.

    During our trials we tried a lot of good foods, and bad ones too! Even tried royal canin for bulldogs-- my house was so full of gas I didn't dare light the gas stove! I had to laugh at that because on the bag it stated that it reduced flatulence in bulldogs--- which I found was the worst I had ever seen!

    One other good one I tried was Natures Logic.

    Eventually I always went back to Fromm. They just do really well on this food. I would still like to try Acana, Orijen, and a few others, but I don't want to fix what isn't broken.

    My pack still does great on the beef Fritatta. We are currently feeding beef Fritatta for breakfast and Lamb & Lentil for dinner. They are thriving on it.

    Sorry for the long post, but that's my dog food story!

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    Re: FAQ: What do you feed your dog?

    That's a great story, Lisa. Thanks for taking the time to write it! I have always had dogs, boxers and bulldogs, usually 2 boxers and 1 bulldog through the years. I used to feed them IAMs also, on the recommendation of my friend who breeds and shows boxers. I got most of my boxers from her. My vet, when I asked him, recommended Purina One, saying that it was the standard most other companies aspired to. I must say, I never had any problems with allergies or anything else with any of my guys, even the Bulldogs (just lucky I guess).

    I lost my 10 year old boxer, Lily, to cancer last August. After that we adopted Jack, an Aussie mix from the shelter, and a couple of months later bought Winnie, our bulldog puppy. A friend of mine had done some research and started feeding her dogs Orijen, so after researching some myself, I switched Winnie and Jack both over to Orijen. That was before I joined the English Bulldog News Forum and learned that most people with bullies feed Fromm. Like Lisa, I figure "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!" My guys are doing great on Orijen Six Fish, so I'll stick with it unless there's a problem. They are both healthy as can be.

    I have added a couple of supplements since then. I give them a packet of Fortiflora Probiotic powder on their food in the morning. At night, I give them a teaspoon of coconut oil, 1/4 cup of Answer's Fermented Fish, 1 Dasuquin chew (joint supplement) and 1 Tablespoon of plain Greek yougurt in their food.

    So that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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    Re: FAQ: What do you feed your dog?

    I still want to try fermented fish, I keep forgetting!! Can you post about that in the recommended products section? That would be a great addition!


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