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I feed Royal Canin Bulldog Puppy blend when the puppies are weaned. It is a very good, very rich food and it is specially designed for the bulldog's soft pallet. I only feed Royal Canin until the puppy is 14 weeks old. Up to that age, the puppy has FREE CHOICE, meaning the puppy always has access to food (and always water) 24 hours a day. After the age of 14 weeks or so, I switch to a high quality, large breed puppy food (Nutro) and feed that until the puppy is an adult, around a year old.
Any good quality good will work. My rule about food is: anything better than the quality you can buy off the shelf in the grocery store or Walmart. These puppies deserve better quality nutrition than what those brands offer.
At 1 year old I feed Nutro Brand Adult Lamb. I like this blend because it has limited ingredients. I avoid chicken because it can cause allergies in bulldogs after a year or so of eating chicken. It's the first thing to change in your dog's diet if you are seeing allergic reactions on the skin or paws. (Chewing or continuous licking of paws is a sign of itching.)
I like the Nutro brand because it is made locally and uses only US sourced ingredients. My vets have toured the Nutro plant and told me it was very clean and met their approval.
Other than love, love, love...your new baby will need a crate to sleep in and stay safe in while you are not supervising him or her. If you are going to continue to use the litter pan/exercise pen method, know that your puppy will quickly outgrow the pen and be able to jump up and lay the pen down. See the page "Litter Pan" to check out how I set up and exercise pen and litter pan. There are links to order supplies or stop by any PetsMart, Petco or PetSense for pens, pans and litter.
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We recommend Nyla bones and Kong Brand toys but puppies love common toys like a knot tied in an old sock, a length of rope or tennis ball. Go ahead and get the big bones and the big toys. Like the crate, they grow into it before you know it.
North Georgia Bulldogs
Puppies walk much better with a harness instead of a collar. It will take your puppy a while to feel comfortable with something around the chest...usually they drop to the ground and stay still, refusing to walk. Practice makes perfect so give the puppy time to adjust. A harness is always better than a collar since the neck is so thick they can usually back out of a collar.
When purchasing a crate, buy on that is about 36" x 22". It will come with a divider that you can install and make an area just large enough for your puppy to have a bed and space to turn around and stretch out, but not so big that the puppy feels there is a "back part" of the den and wants to potty in the crate. The divider can be moved as the puppy grows and you only have to purchase one crate.