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    Re: New Food Suggestions

    My former and current vet constantly recommend Science Diet and Royal Canin and guess what brands are on their shelves by the register?

    I feed a commercial raw blend and my dog's food sensitivities greatly decreased. She seems to do best on duck and rabbit (colder proteins). I learned from this board, that many bulldogs are sensitive to chicken so if you don't see relief from the Fromm you purchased, maybe try switching to duck. Fromm, Acana, Orijen are all good and I agree about the probiotics. PRIMAL sells goat's milk (you can usually find it in higher end pet supply stores) and I recently switched over to goat's milk yogurt for a bit.

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    Re: New Food Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by FroxerMom View Post
    My former and current vet constantly recommend Science Diet and Royal Canin and guess what brands are on their shelves by the register?

    I feed a commercial raw blend and my dog's food sensitivities greatly decreased. She seems to do best on duck and rabbit (colder proteins). I learned from this board, that many bulldogs are sensitive to chicken so if you don't see relief from the Fromm you purchased, maybe try switching to duck. Fromm, Acana, Orijen are all good and I agree about the probiotics. PRIMAL sells goat's milk (you can usually find it in higher-end pet supply stores) and I recently switched over to goat's milk yogurt for a bit.

    Your guy sure is a cutie...I hope he gets some relief from itching soon!

    That's good to know about the chicken sensitivity. I got the normal size bag of the chicken flavor. If he is still itching by the end of the bag would it be best to transition to a different flavor then or do I need to wait since I just switch brands? Also, do I need to do the same protocol when changing flavors as I did when I changed brands? I did 3 days 25% new 75% old, next 3 days 50% new 50% old, next 3 days 75% new 25% old, then 100% new food.

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    Re: New Food Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by cmeyer9424 View Post
    That's good to know about the chicken sensitivity. I got the normal size bag of the chicken flavor. If he is still itching by the end of the bag would it be best to transition to a different flavor then or do I need to wait since I just switch brands? Also, do I need to do the same protocol when changing flavors as I did when I changed brands? I did 3 days 25% new 75% old, next 3 days 50% new 50% old, next 3 days 75% new 25% old, then 100% new food.
    You should be safe to rotate between proteins made by Fromm all at once, but it depends on how sensitive your dog's gi system is.

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    Re: New Food Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by cmeyer9424 View Post
    That's good to know about the chicken sensitivity. I got the normal size bag of the chicken flavor. If he is still itching by the end of the bag would it be best to transition to a different flavor then or do I need to wait since I just switch brands? Also, do I need to do the same protocol when changing flavors as I did when I changed brands? I did 3 days 25% new 75% old, next 3 days 50% new 50% old, next 3 days 75% new 25% old, then 100% new food.
    If staying with Fromm, you can actually switch one meal to another as long as you stay in the four star line


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    Re: New Food Suggestions

    You've got some great advice - let us know how it goes!
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    Re: New Food Suggestions

    I just switched from Fromm to Farmita, and my frenchie loves it. From what i read its a lot better than fromm, human grade i believe, and aslo smells so fresh.i got the heiring one and Baer eats it up without me even sdding a topper. I used to have to add coconut oil to get him to eat the Fromm. Farmita is pricier and hard to find. Chewy started carring them as well, so you can have it delivererd for free. Its also free of plant and legume protein which is the worry for the DCM study. I think its worth the price. It also helped Baer reduce his poop size and qty per day. Im very impressed.

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    Hey, so I have finished the first bag of Fromm and all is good so far. The transition went great, he loves the food. Still shedding a lot but his discolored area on his stomach has gotten a lot better. I went to Hollywood feed today and was going to try another flavor than chicken but in the 4 star line they don’t have flavors more like puppy, adult, small bite, and weight management. They had other flavors that still had grain but didn’t have the same four start bag, would these be okay to just try or should I do the same transition process?

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    Re: New Food Suggestions

    Hi all,
    After reading this thread I thought I might jump in for some advice, because it sounds relevant to whats happening to my little guy.
    We were told that Royal Cannin and Science Diet were also great brands, we used the Royal Cannin for the past 4 months and have slowly introduced the Science Diet Chicken blend. I had noticed he is constantly itching and licking his paws didnt think much of it in till I seen a little sore at the back of his ear, we took him to the vet and found he had a yeast infection in his both ears- hence why he was constantly itching his ears.
    After reading this thread Im starting to think the Science Diet could be reason why, and I feel awful for it.
    Were all new to Frenchies and so looking for other food alternatives. He currently eats brown rice, lots of vegetables and his favourite lamb hearts! We will now look into the Fromms as that seems to be the go too!
    Any advice to whether the Science Diet is the culprit to the yeast infection?

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    Re: New Food Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch View Post
    Hi all,
    After reading this thread I thought I might jump in for some advice, because it sounds relevant to whats happening to my little guy.
    We were told that Royal Cannin and Science Diet were also great brands, we used the Royal Cannin for the past 4 months and have slowly introduced the Science Diet Chicken blend. I had noticed he is constantly itching and licking his paws didnt think much of it in till I seen a little sore at the back of his ear, we took him to the vet and found he had a yeast infection in his both ears- hence why he was constantly itching his ears.
    After reading this thread Im starting to think the Science Diet could be reason why, and I feel awful for it.
    Were all new to Frenchies and so looking for other food alternatives. He currently eats brown rice, lots of vegetables and his favourite lamb hearts! We will now look into the Fromms as that seems to be the go too!
    Any advice to whether the Science Diet is the culprit to the yeast infection?

    I would think so! Our little guy had yeast infection on his stomach and his ears on the last vet check before switching. The food, to me, seems to be the cause of it. Iím hoping to try a different flavor at some point and maybe even try grain free later on and see how he does.

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    Re: New Food Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by cmeyer9424 View Post
    Hey, so I have finished the first bag of Fromm and all is good so far. The transition went great, he loves the food. Still shedding a lot but his discolored area on his stomach has gotten a lot better. I went to Hollywood feed today and was going to try another flavor than chicken but in the 4 star line they donít have flavors more like puppy, adult, small bite, and weight management. They had other flavors that still had grain but didnít have the same four start bag, would these be okay to just try or should I do the same transition process?
    Stay with the four star grain free and you can switch flavors at will without tummy issues


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    Re: New Food Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch View Post
    Hi all,
    After reading this thread I thought I might jump in for some advice, because it sounds relevant to whats happening to my little guy.
    We were told that Royal Cannin and Science Diet were also great brands, we used the Royal Cannin for the past 4 months and have slowly introduced the Science Diet Chicken blend. I had noticed he is constantly itching and licking his paws didnt think much of it in till I seen a little sore at the back of his ear, we took him to the vet and found he had a yeast infection in his both ears- hence why he was constantly itching his ears.
    After reading this thread Im starting to think the Science Diet could be reason why, and I feel awful for it.
    Were all new to Frenchies and so looking for other food alternatives. He currently eats brown rice, lots of vegetables and his favourite lamb hearts! We will now look into the Fromms as that seems to be the go too!
    Any advice to whether the Science Diet is the culprit to the yeast infection?
    Science diet is all grains and meals... not a good food at all


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    Re: New Food Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by 2bullymama View Post
    Stay with the four star grain free and you can switch flavors at will without tummy issues


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    I misspoke early, he is on Fromm Gold, the purple bag. I was on Fromms website and the four star is the one with the flavor variety and the Gold is life stages without flavor options. Both include grain. Iím thinking there wouldnít need to be a transition phase but wanted to make sure.

    Here is the link to what he is currently on:
    https://frommfamily.com/products/dog...eed-adult-gold

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