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    any chance of a TOP down look at him? to see his back and his waist line and butt ? then another from the side. I know you are like all of us bully owners and you have LOTS and LOTS of pictures but from that angle he looks good to me !

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    He looks wonderful to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    From the pic he is not over weight. If he is very active then he may be burning it off. When Buddy was between 1 and 3 years of age we fed him 3 cups a day, but now he is over 3 and was getting a little chubby so we reduced his intake to about 2 1/4 cup a day. We also feed hm FROMM. Just watch his weight and if you see him getting a little chubby just cut back a little.
    I can only mimic what David said.

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    He looks great from that angle. No worry on overdosing on vitamins or anything, as his body should take what it needs and filter the rest out.

    Sounds like he may be getting a bit too much only by the poop subscription alone. Cut back by 1/4 c per meal and see if he has anymore runny poos. That occasional soft serve you are speaking of is wasted food intake, he doesn't need it.

    Fromm foods are pretty lean and if he's active and using the proteins up he's probably doing just great!


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    He's gorgeous and looks great!

    He appears (in the pic) a leaner, longer and has taller legs than many EBs
    and since he's active...all good things.

    Since he does have some soft poos tho, I would cut back at least 1 cup total
    and see if poos solidify, if not, cut back by another 1/2 to 1 cup daily.

    Let us know how it goes! GOD bless!!


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    I agree with everyone's comments above, but looking at the pictures he doesn't look overweight to me. How much does he weigh, how old is he.? If his stools are firm and healthy, and he doesn't look overweight, and he is active enough to burn it off, he's probably okay. What does your vet say about his weight? My 2 guys are 15 months old, and weigh 42 pounds each. They also eat Fromm's Beef Frittata, and we give them 1 cup at 6:30 am and another cup at 6:30 pm. They go on two long walks a day, one in the morning, and one in the evening. Their poops are firm but soft, and they go poop 2 or 3 times a day. My vet said that Blossom was a little overweight at her last checkup, but that was at the end of winter, and she said she should weigh no more than 40 lbs. I don't think my guys are overweight, Blossom has a more stocky bully type body than Bulldozer, he has a more lean body. I told my vet it was probably due to the winter months, because they didn't go for their long walks as much due to the cold weather. Now that summer is coming and it's nicer weather, they are much more active again.

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    @RaRett, @desertskybulldogs,

    Here are some top down pics I grabbed yesterday!





    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    I agree with everyone's comments above, but looking at the pictures he doesn't look overweight to me. How much does he weigh, how old is he.? If his stools are firm and healthy, and he doesn't look overweight, and he is active enough to burn it off, he's probably okay. What does your vet say about his weight?
    He's almost 15 months, weighs 56-58lb, and the vet says he's looking great. However I was only worried about feeding him "too much of a good thing", which desertskybulldogs just told me will be reflected in softer poop.

    Thanks for the advice!
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    Ok from those pics I would say he could lose a little weight. Not a whole lot, as I like a little meat on their bones. I suggest about 2-3 pounds to see what his top view looks like then. You can see he's almost straight from his rib cage to his booty, there should be a little definition there. You should be able to see where the rib cage ends, basically, which I cannot from looking at the photos.

    He's certainly not hugely overweight, so the amount you are feeding him is probably close to what he should have. But as he ages and becomes less active, usually after age 2, you will probably need to cut back much more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    Ok from those pics I would say he could lose a little weight. Not a whole lot, as I like a little meat on their bones. I suggest about 2-3 pounds to see what his top view looks like then. You can see he's almost straight from his rib cage to his booty, there should be a little definition there. You should be able to see where the rib cage ends, basically, which I cannot from looking at the photos.

    He's certainly not hugely overweight, so the amount you are feeding him is probably close to what he should have. But as he ages and becomes less active, usually after age 2, you will probably need to cut back much more.


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