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21 April 2010 @ 11:13 am
What does your Boston eat?  
 My dogs have been on their food for a while. I have a Boston, and English bulldog/ Boston mix, and a Frenchie. The Boston and the Frenchie's poops have really soft lately and have increased in number. Not to mention the increase in stinky farts :)
I really think it's time to change food once we start getting down to the bottom of this bag. 

We're totally open to suggestions! I just want something that's good for their tummies! With 3 stinky dogs I really can't escape the stinky but minimizing it is would be great! I love my stinky dogs and want what's best for their delicate tummies!
 
 
 
Nancieeicnan on April 21st, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
Honestly just plain old Kibbles and Bits Mini Bits. I had him on Wellness for a long time and ran out of food when none of the speciality stores were open so I grabbed a bag of the mini bits at my grocery store and he loved it. He's been on it for over a year and has much less gas and solid stools since the switch.
Jessica: happy ellie!platomapus on April 21st, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
I don't have a Boston but I have a 2 year old Rat Terrier mix (16lbs) and she eats Nutro Natural Choice Venison Meal & Whole Brown Rice Formula (in the purple bag!). I had her on Nutro Max Mini Chunk Formula for a while when she was a puppy and her poo was pretty mushy...I changed to the venison when she turned 1 and it has hardened her poo perfectly! Not to mention she loves it!
I will go on until the endiambydefault on April 21st, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
My Boston eats this:
http://www.petco.com/product/100688/Purina-Pro-Plan-Natural-Lamb-and-Rice-Puppy-Formula.aspx?cm_mmc=CSEMGooglebase-_-Dog-_-Pro%20Plan-_-647730&mr:trackingCode=5F04EC15-8381-DE11-B7F3-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA

they have an adult dog version too. He likes it and his gas is much less than before.

My Boston is 6 months old.

Edited at 2010-04-21 04:49 pm (UTC)
Amber: I love my Bostonchancepuppeh on April 22nd, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
My boys eat the same but adult (they are 8 years old). We had a lot of tummy problems on Nutro and Blue Buffalo. I just get Purina Pro Plan in Lamb and Rice and they haven't had tummy problems since.
lafriperielafriperie on April 21st, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
this is so interesting! my elly has always had fairly squishy poos and it seems that the more "high quality" (and expensive) the food is, the worse it gets! i've tried a billion different kinds of kibble with varying success, but maybe the next bag i buy will be good ol' purina.
lonelypinkroselonelypinkrose on April 21st, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
My dogs are on Wellness now...
Maybe it's a fiber thing?
lafriperielafriperie on April 21st, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
as in, too much fiber? wellness was actually the first one we tried, since it was supposed to be "the best," but she did terrible on it. same with origen. i almost felt like they had too many ingredients and she could have had a sensitivity to any one them, but it'd be impossible to tell which. she did better on nutro, california natural, and natural balance, and now we've got her on taste of the wild, but still ... not perfect. i know grain-free is supposed to be better, but maybe a little grain would help things, uh, "stick together" a little more?

apparently all of this trial and error has resulted in me just making up random theories to try and explain things!
lonelypinkroselonelypinkrose on April 21st, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
I'm having a hard time figuring it out!
♥ Candace ♥ckandi007 on April 21st, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
My boston eats Blue Buffalo chicken & rice. She used to eat Solid Gold's Barking at the Moon, but it upset her stomach & she never wanted to eat. We went back to Blue Buffalo & haven't looked back since. She always gobbles it up when it's time to eat!
Hubert Figuiere: ehhub_ on April 22nd, 2010 03:36 am (UTC)
We switched Stella to "Science Diet" kibbles and now she has much firmer stool. We sometimes add some "wet" food (cans) from science diet. She used to have "Caesar" dry and wet.

(and she gets C O O K I E S in the form of breath busters)
Sburkesburke on April 22nd, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
We give Lucy the adult Kirkland brand from from Costco.
Post pics of your pups! I'd love to see all of the squishy faces!!
Joannamiss_upsetter on April 22nd, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
I give Bella Dick Van Patten's natural balance with some of the food roll grated up and mixed in. She goes nuts for it! No loose stool, either.

Also, one thing I really want to point out is that a lot of companion pet food that's on the market tests on animals...and not in a "hey puppy, does that taste good?" kind of way, but in a cut a chunk out of their leg while they're still alive and conscious sort of way. It's unnecessary, inhumane, and terrible. Buying their product supports their testing.

Anyone who is reading - PLEASE narrow down your companion pet food choices by looking at this list:

http://www.caringconsumer.com/resources_foodguide.asp

being an informed, conscious, COMPASSIONATE consumer is a wonderful thing :)
Wanda Richelieu of Re Duh, O Ran Gie, and Yelloshortdariwanda on April 23rd, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
I feed all three of my dogs Orijen. I've tried Wellness Core, Taste of the Wild, Natural Balance, Merrick, Natural Choice, Soild Gold, and Nature's Recipe. For my Boston, the food with the best result was Orijen. All the other food he's been on has resulted in soft stool. He lost some fur and was really itchy when he was on Taste of the Wild. His fur is super glossy and he loves the taste of it!
modernsoulmodernsoul on April 24th, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
My babies eat Canadae. Their poops are firm and fewer since we switched about six weeks ago. Their gas is still horrible, but I think that may be the treats we give them.