The following cooked Bully Diet Protocol has proven successful time and time again.
It’s perfect for a dog suffering from ear infections & any skin issues (and those presenting food allergies).
Its designed to help the immune system thrive with the help of additional supplements added to cover all territories (as supplements as they pertain to your situation.)
Detoxing in Step One should be done beforehand.
Protein source: WHITEFISH
Whitefish (tilapia, halibut etc) is my first choice for itchy dogs with yeast or staph. This is the most nonreactive meat source you can use so let’s keep it simple. (Salmon is not white and not acceptable unless you know for sure they are good with it). Other harder to find proteins that will work are: venison, rabbit, quail/pheasant.
(Later if you’re positive they can eat beef or whatever, you can change it. But not at first).
Cut the fish up and cook in a stock pot type thing. You can make a weeks worth and freeze/defrost. Don’t add any water, oil, salt etc when cooking.
Cut up and add veggies first. Stir frequently so it doesn’t burn and after a bit the moisture of the veggies will create a broth.
Add fish and cook until browned. That’s it.
(You can also choose to feed ground up raw veggies, in that case just cook the meat)
Use only use Green Vegetables and no peas.
- Broccoli Flowerets
- Green Beans
- Bok Choy
- Alfalfa Sprouts
- Dandelion Greens
Your Veggie mix can either be cooked with the meat or blended / emulsified and added raw.
I like to do a 80% protein and 20% vegetable ratio.
For example if you were making 10 lbs of food: 80/20 means – 8lbs meat / 2lbs green veggies.
Use a combination of at least 3 veggies.
Note: Fruits and sugars are just a bad idea for a dog with skin issues. Sugar equals yeast.
(You can add all the supplements coming up right in this mix with the exception of probiotics.).
Be sure to add a digestive enzyme to their meal when feeding cooked. Make sure it includes the following:
- Protease – helps break down and digest protein.
- Amylase – helps break down and digest carbohydrates and starches.
- Lipase – helps break down and digest fat.
- Cellulase – helps break down fiber.
Add a probiotic on an empty stomach. Probiotics are especially important for dogs that have taken a lot of antibiotics (both can’t be be taken at the same time as they negate each other). Any well-reviewed probiotic on Amazon will do. I like this one.
You must also add a multi-vitamin into this mix such as Nupro(or something similar) especially if you plan on feeding this long term.
It’s important to also add calcium — especially if you plan to feed this long term. You can use eggshells (baked and crushed) or a bone powder supplement. You will want to give their daily requirement which is about a teaspoon for bulldogs.
You can optionally also feed:
Goats milk (only at higher end pet stores) is a great source of positive bacteria and can be fed as a snack.
Kefir is another source of probiotics that every dog will benefit from.
80% of a dogs immune system is ruled by the bacteria in the gut. Probiotics are important.
If your dealing with bacterial overgrowth issues or a weak immune system you should also add:
One clove of garlic. The garlic must be chopped up and then served 15 minutes later for maximum potency.
After you bully’s conditions are cured you can supplement it once a week or so. Garlic in these small amounts is not toxic to dogs.
If safe to do so, stop giving the dog all steroids (tapered safely obviously), Benadryl and medications.
The objective here is to make his own body stronger, not suppress his symptoms that make his body weaker.
One of the greatest and most powerful roots in medicine is turmeric. When turmeric is heated up with water and then pepper is added, it becomes extremely bioavailable and as strong as prednisone.
Please add one teaspoon (up to tablespoon) of Golden Paste into each meal. You’ll have to mix it in to cover the taste and they will eat it.
Golden paste is excellent for inflammation, skin issues, arthritis, detox etc. You can never go wrong by adding this.
For bad skin issues I also would add Standard Process Dermal Support in the food twice a day.
For major immune problems and a lot of suppression with drugs please also add Transfer Factor. Actually, any bully will benefit from this supplement.
Fish oil is always a great addition for skin and joints.
You can feed this cooked diet twice a day and they will thrive.
A 50lb bully might eat 1 cup of this or 2 cups depending on age and lifestyle. If they look too lean add more or too fat add less!
Topical ways to heal the skin…. Next chapter.