Welcome to “Our Faves”.
In the course of being bulldog mommies and then special needs bulldog mommies, we’ve tried many products and supplements. Below you’ll find some of the products and supplements we’ve found that work for us. In addition, you’ll find rescues we’ve found to have good experiences with what we felt needed to be highlighted along with other companies or resources we’ve found helpful.
Gold Bond Medicated Powder: This is a staple in our home. Helps to keep the diaper babies dry and fend off diaper rashes.
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly: We’ve tried many, many diaper rash ointments but have found that applying a thin layer of Vaseline along their underside and then sprinkling with Gold Bond Medicated Powder works the best.
Gold Bond Hand Santizer & Moisturizer: We use a single pump of this on a baby wipe when changing the babies. This is alcohol free and has helped to keep bacterial infections at bay.
Pampers diapers: Up through size 6, we found that pretty much any brand diaper would work for these guys. Once they outgrew the 6’s we ran into a problem. Pull up diapers didn’t work on some of them. Thankfully, Pampers makes a size 7. This is the only brand we found that goes up to that size. They can be found at Babies R Us, Toys R Us, amazon.com and diapers.com .
Poise pads: These are needed for our boy diaper babies. We use two: One inside their diaper that’s placed horizontally across the top front edge of the diaper and another that goes inside their belly bands. These pads help to absorb the urine since the diapers aren’t meant to absorb the urine in the areas of the diaper where our boys urinate.
We use two different types of harnesses on The Crew and like them both for different reasons. The first is:
Puppia Basic Soft Mesh Harness – This harness fits our bullies nicely around the neck and is adjustable around the waist. It sits lower on the waist, which makes ideal when attaching the clips that will then attach to the diaper. These harnesses are very durable and wash up easily.
Petco Adjustable Mesh Harness for Big & Tall Dogs – We recently discovered this harness and have grown to like it. First off, it’s designed for brachycephalic breeds. The neck and waist are both adjustable on it , so it can grow with your pup if need be. It features an insert of soft adjustable stretchy fabric right under the neck which makes this super comfy. This also comes in an array of fun and cute prints. It’s very durable and washes well. Since it comes in Big & Tall sizes, it can fit some of the hard to fit bullies out there.
Dritz Fashion Fit Clips – These can be found at Joann’s or other fabric stores. They have clips on both ends with elastic in the middle. One end attaches to the edge of the diaper and the other to the edge of the harness. These are essential with this harness system. There are many clips that look similar to these for a fraction of the cost, however, we’ve found the quality with the others to be lacking. They either break or the clasp doesn’t fully open or the elastic stretches out. The Dritz brand is truly the best that we’ve found on the market to date. Joann’s frequently has coupons or sales, so it’s a good idea to stock up during these times so you have them handy when you need them.
Probiotic Miracle Dog Probiotics for Dogs by Nusentia – We use this probiotic on the dogs to help fight off yeast issues.
Pearls Probiotic – This is actually a human probiotic that we found works very well for Mickey and Lilo. We give them each one per day.
K9 Joint Strong by K9 Power – We give all the bullies this supplement. It has the following benefits:
Lakewood 100% Cranberry Concentrate – We use this to aid in urinary tract health.
Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin – We use this to help The Crew stay regular. It’s very important that you choose Pure Pumpkin and not Pumpkin filling.
Kirkland Unrefined Organic Coconut Oil – We give each of the bullies 2 tbsp’s of coconut oil daily. There are many, many benefits to coconut oil including skin conditions, digestion, immune system, metabolic function and bone health.
Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar - There are many benefits of ACV! Everything from urinary tract issues, to skin issues, to antibiotic benefits...many! This is definitely a staple.
Nylabone Chew Toys
Hard Chew bones (no stuffed animals please....)