English Bulldog owners I have questions?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by bheila, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    My Lola is 3 years old and I'm tired of treating her for fungus/yeast at least once a year if not more. My vet always wants me to bring her in for a prescription therefore costing me more in vet bills even though we/they already know what she has. I've heard that her skin condition can be controlled by her diet, so what do you bully owners feed your pups? Lola gets Authority from PetSmart because that's what her previous owner was feeding her, which doesn't seem to be working so great. Our vet doesn't seem to have any suggestions for another food either. We've since changed vets also. I don't pay vet bills anymore for the skin issues but instead I bathe her in Malaseb which is more time consuming and less convenient but it works. Any suggestions would be welcomed.

    I'll ad a picture of her later if she'll hold still long enough. She's the most energetic Bulldog I've ever met.
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you tried feeding BEFORE GRAIN? It is about the best thing out there.
     
  3. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    Quote:No, the only food she's ever had is the Authority. Where do you buy it? Actually I take that back we bought her some dog food that was specially formulated for Bulldogs but that gave her horrible gas [​IMG], even worse then the normal Bulldog gas.
     
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    In your area these stores carry it
    All the best petcare Barkz The Dog StopBay Hay & Feed Inc. pet pros...
    just o to the www.merrickpetcare.com site and type in your zip
    the good thing is that it does not contain any corn.
     
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  5. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    Quote:I will look into that, thanks!
     
  6. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ANY BREED not just bullies....
    feed a dog food with..
    NO wheat
    NO corn
    NO by-products
    just read the bags... if you can afford it look into the BARF diet..
    "bones and raw food"


    also DO feed a spoonful of plain yogurt everyday..
    wash ears and/or in the folds of there faces with mixture of....
    50% vinagare.. to get the PH balance back
    50% alcohol.. to dry out the area..
    or buy a good doggie ear wash, some have "teatree" oil in it.. teatree is an anti-fungal
    DO NOT GET IN EYES!!!!!!!! and teatree is poisonous to CATS!!!!!
     
  7. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    I have earwash for her. The last 2 times she's had her "outbreaks" it started under her collar and on her sides. I keep the folds of her face extremely clean and dry now. I was reading about giving yogurt and I will definitely start doing that [​IMG]
     
  8. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it starts in the folds under her neck because it stays MOIST under there... keep it as dry as possible,,,
    and of course anytime a VET gives her antiboitics this will also cause a yeast breakout...
    good luck
     

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