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Best dog food?

What is the best brand of dog food for bulldogs?

Deb and MacKenzie and Ester's picture

Tons of Answers

to that question.  It is whatever works for your dog.  If you are feeding Purina and your dog is doing well on it then stick with it.  If you are having allergy, skin issues then you might want to try a grain free kibble.  But there are many options in good grain free foods and what works for one doesn't for another.  I like to keep protein around 24-26%.  I have been feeding "Now" grain free for several years with good luck and alo feed Natures Variety RAW patties.  I'm now transitioning my dogs to all RAW (not prepackaged because it is way too expensive) I need to cut my dog food costs.

Shannon and Winston's picture

question...

Deb...even though I know you're not a fan of Iams products would you say that if Winston seems to be doing well on Iams (no major issues beyond seasonal allergies *knock on wood*) to keep him on it unless something changes?  That was sort of my thought process even though I know it isn't the "best" I could be giving him, he seems to be doing just fine with it...

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Deb and MacKenzie and Ester's picture

Yes .... I totally feel don't mess with what is working

so if Iams is working for him then just stick with it.

I know lots of people who feed Kirkland, Purina and Pedigree and their dogs do great on it. 

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thanks!

So far so good on Iams.  We'll stick with it unless something changes. :)

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HankAndMom's picture

Royal Canin - Bulldog 24

Royal Canin makes a bulldog specific food - It's grain free and when I first got Hank he was on a very generic brand with lots of gluten/grain ingredients and he was flemmy and the vet suggested a grain free food because many bulldogs have grain/gluten allergies so I switched and it's much better!  The food is specifically for dogs older than 12 months (otherwise they make a "medium puppy" food also.  The food is "high quality" so my vet said no more than 1 cup in the morning and 1 at night.  The pieces are waved shaped and large which allows me to use them as "treats" too.  He loves them!  The bag claims it's bulldog specific because it helps with digestion, flatulence problems, shaped for their unique mouths, etc.  It is not carried by every pet store, but the major carriers usually have it.  It's not terribly expensive but it is more than your average.  30 lb bags run about 50 dollars but last a long time bc you don't have to feed as much as you would with lower quality food. 

 

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CathyandAudrey's picture

Bulldog 24 is NOT grain free!

if you're dog does well on it that's wonderful!

But it is NOT grain free! It has more grain than meat. Rice, brown rice, oatmeal and rice flour.

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KarenandRocco's picture

Rocco is 15 months now &

and has been on plain ol Purina. So far so good, no problems. When I got him the breeder, as far as my health guarentee went,  made me buy these awsome vitamins that i still give him. They're called NuVet Plus. Just one little wafer a day & he loves them. Maybe that's why I haven't had any issues with food yet. *knock on wood*. They are all natural and no artificial coloring. They have herbs & everything in them. 

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onejazzywoman's picture

I too switched to Raw (BARF)

diet for Dallas just this weekend to see it it would alleviate the hive like break-outs he was having.  So far so good, he literally barks for the stuff as I'm preparing it.  He never did that for the dog food (science diet lamb & rice).  His raw diet consist of chicken, carrotts, extra virgin olive oil and wheat bran.  

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Jacinda and the bullies's picture

I'm currently using California Natural

Grain free lamb.

raider's picture

not sure for 'bulldogs' but

not sure for 'bulldogs' but best food brand from what I researched (and did plenty of research, lol)..... is Orijen / Acana (grain free) both made by same company and is same food ingredients just one has more meat percentage than other, besides that exact same food. Next choice I would say Wellness CORE (the core only, not regular Wellness). Rest of the pack would be Taste of the Wild, Blue Buffalo, Innova, Natural Balance.