General Nutrition Information About Bulldogs
According to the AAFCO dog food nutrient
profile list, most dogs need about 56% of protein in their diet.
American Bulldogs are susceptible to obesity. According to Champ Bulldogs, champion Bulldog breeders, Bulldogs only need 22-25% protein because too much protein is detrimental to the dog's kidneys and may cause excess weight on the joints. Bulldog diets should follow the AAFCO dog food nutrient profile list for the remaining of dog food nutrients.
American Bulldogs have low energy and can use all of the nutrition they can get. Bulldogs'digestive systems function best with dog foods that have purer kinds of protein, fats, fruits, and vegetables. Many dog foods use fillers, including the casings from wheat, corn, and soy, or hulls from beans, nuts, and grains, which provide little or no nutritional value. Good sourced elements of starch are brown rice, barley, and sweet potatoes.
Take caution when reading dog food labels. Dog food manufacturers have gotten smart to consumers searching for meat as the very first ingredient. They've resorted to “ingredient splitting&rdquo ;.They separate corn into corn meal and corn flour to decrease the percentages. This puts corn further down in the ingredient list than protein.