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    My girls are eight months old and I wish they weren't so chunky! I think your boy looks great! I give my girls a cup of food twice a day, I quit doing three feedings at about 3 months old with them.

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    Welcome @mommymystro I think he looks adora-bull in his photo and as everybody else has said - there is no sign of ribs, he seems to have a defined shape and looks healthy. What food is he on? You can go to the link for food dog ratings to see where each food is.

    Maggie is 3 and a little butterball at 35lbs - she is a perfect weight for her. Daddy will be 6 months soon, and is 36lb but he is all long and lean with lanky legs and huge paws! We've currently got him on 1 3/4 cups of Fromm twice a day with added yogurt, shredded carrot, frozen blueberries, frozen green beans, banana, cucumber chunks and baby carrots either given to him as a topping to his Fromm or as treats.

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    He looks absolutely perfect! What a handsome boy!

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    I agree! I think he looks good! @mommymystro what part of Ontario do you live?? I am in Windsor.
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    @kiss1069, what kind of snakes do you breed?

    @mommymystro, he looks perfect. like everyone else has said, it's good to keep them lean because it is so much better for their overall health. when mine were pups they were lanky too, his chest will fill out as he gets closer to a year old. just watch for ribs and for anything out of the ordinary like listlessness. then see your vet.

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    i am in kingston

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    wish I could start a thread like this about Guinness but he is a fat ***; mystro looks healthy to me, oh and wicked cute too!

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    sheila im currently working with ball pythons and green tree pythons will be my next project as well as blood pythons...thought about getting into the larger snakes but i truly dont have the space for them at the moment so thats something that will have to wait at least another year. I have looked into Gaboon vipers which to me are some of the most beautiful but venomous snakes and thats also a project for later>.<


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    I think on average...puppies are to gain about 1 pound a week (once they are at the toddler stage) So, 4 pounds a month is right. Also..don't judge by weight...but more by looks. If your bulldog's ribs show like the knuckles (fisted) on the back of your hand, they are too skinny. If you can't see any definition, just pudge...they are too chunky. There should be a little showing. Don't let him get too big...because too much weight will hurt them in the long run. These guys are heavy enough on their little legs...and their breathing is one thing that will end up suffering from excess weight.

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    I am so happy I am not the only one worried about this topic. Roxi is 8 1/2 months old and she weighs about 37 lbs. She LOVES to play and is extremely active but when she gets I think she could fall asleep standing up.
    She gets 3/4 cups of Nature's Logic, twice a day and some pumpkin at least 3 days a week. Sometimes she looks soooo skinny and sometimes she looks "plump"
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    Roxie looks similar to HRH VERY defined, but not rib sticking out skinny. HRH weighs 40 lbs, Just two pounds more was too much for her, a couple months ago, we had to get her some low fat treats.

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    i too have a small EB, its not as uncommon as you would think. Samson is just under 6 months old nd weighin in at 28 pounds.

    @RoxiBear wow, i hope this is exactly what samson looks like at that age.. i want him to stay healthy and live a long life. As long as no ribs are sticking out, and no spine or hips i would say the dog is healthy Sometimes its important not to jump on the chunky Eb bandwagen haha

    @Lacey28 i didnt notice you were from windsor! im from chatham! do you ever come here? lol...i know if you live in windsor why would you come to chatham right? lol just thought id ask haha.
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