In my experience many owners of the bull type breeds can be put off feeding a raw diet to their dogs, as they worry about choking issues, given that most bull breeds, don't chew - they gulp and try to swallow whole!!
I thought these pages may be helpful to owners of such dogs, so they can see for themselves others with similar breeds, who have had tremendous sucess feeding a raw diet to their own bull breeds.
Some avoid bones, but ensure that the diet contains adequate bone content, which is ins provided in the minced meats they choose to feed. Others do include bones, but try to ensure if their dog does have a tendency to gulp, the bones is big enought to prevent this behaviour.
However you do it, we are interested in hearing about and will include any inspirational story which would encourage others to take the 'Bull' by the horns and feed him the diet he was born to eat.
You can help too, if you have a bull breed who is raw fed and would like to share your story, please email to email@example.com including any pictures you have.
I've been raw feeding now for around 9 months, I have always wanted to take the plunge but to be honest the bones scared me and like many bulldog owners I believed bulldogs couldn't eat raw! Our journey into raw has been eye opening and suprised me in many ways.
I have two bulldogs Ralph (white male 2years 10months) and Vinnie (red/white male 3years 3 months)
Ralph didn't have the best start to his life, he broke his leg in a freak accident at 16 weeks old for 8 weeks he was confined to crate rest and was very poorly his leg was constantly getting infected and he was given course after course off antibiotics. Finally we got over the leg break and then he developed demodex mange, this I now know was due to his poor immune system caused by age and overexposure to antibiotics, again as with conventional treatment he was given aludex bath along with course after course off antibiotics to deal with secondary infections. Finally mites were under control but we now develop allergies to food and environment. Allergy testing showed he is allergic to every food on commercial food panel and several environmental allergies. Again skin was being infected with his self mutilation so again we we are prescribed course after course off antibiotics. I am this point at wits end and have a very sick boy. Determined not to go down the conventional treatments off immunotherapy or steroids my journey into raw feeding and natural treatments began.