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    Default Mr. Chubbs needs to lose weight!

    Our vet finally said Mr. Chubbs was overweight. A month ago he was 68.6 pounds, eating Blue Buffalo lamb and brown rice formula 1.5 cups twice a day. We slowly cut him back to 1 cup twice a day. He lost 2.1 pounds in the first two weeks, which was great! And I tried to be disciplined myself about walking him. He went for 2-3 30 minute walks per week.

    The next two weeks, he continued to eat 1 cup twice a day. I got a little lazy about his walks, but he still went on 1-2 per week. Now he's back to 66.7, so he gained 1.2 pounds back.

    He was taking antibiotics for an ear infection during those second two weeks, so he got extra calories from the bread and or treats and peanut butter he needed so he would actually take the pills.

    The vet told me to aim for 60 pounds, so 6.7 to go! Any suggestions? I hate to cut back his food anymore. The 1 cup looks like such a small amount of food. He does get a little scoop of non fat plain yogurt with breakfast and three squirts of liquid fish oil with dinner, too. Minimal treats in his diet, maybe 4 per week? They are Blue Buffalo brand so I like to think they are relatively healthy.

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    Mr. Chubbs is beautiful.

    I'm sure others will chime in to give you good advice on dieting. Good Luck.
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    Default Re: Mr. Chubbs needs to lose weight!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mcleanb7 View Post
    Our vet finally said Mr. Chubbs was overweight. A month ago he was 68.6 pounds, eating Blue Buffalo lamb and brown rice formula 1.5 cups twice a day. We slowly cut him back to 1 cup twice a day. He lost 2.1 pounds in the first two weeks, which was great! And I tried to be disciplined myself about walking him. He went for 2-3 30 minute walks per week.

    The next two weeks, he continued to eat 1 cup twice a day. I got a little lazy about his walks, but he still went on 1-2 per week. Now he's back to 66.7, so he gained 1.2 pounds back.

    He was taking antibiotics for an ear infection during those second two weeks, so he got extra calories from the bread and or treats and peanut butter he needed so he would actually take the pills.

    The vet told me to aim for 60 pounds, so 6.7 to go! Any suggestions? I hate to cut back his food anymore. The 1 cup looks like such a small amount of food. He does get a little scoop of non fat plain yogurt with breakfast and three squirts of liquid fish oil with dinner, too. Minimal treats in his diet, maybe 4 per week? They are Blue Buffalo brand so I like to think they are relatively healthy.

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    Green beans!! We had to cut back Tyson's food too, so we started adding green beans, 1 cup food, 1 cup green beans. They are good for him, empty calories, but will help keep him full & give him the impression he has alot of food, lol. You could also do carrots, broccoli, spinach, pumpkin, kidney beans maybe not all at once, but see what he likes. We do the cut green beans, I boil them to make them soft, and add to kibble with his yogurt, etc. I'll do pumpkin too to give him variety.... he loves it. Don't be alarm at green poop though!

    PS - He is super cute, love his face, and honestly exercise is the very best for him, keep on with the walks, its helpful for all and will help him health wise long term. Tyson goes on 2 walks everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcleanb7 View Post
    Our vet finally said Mr. Chubbs was overweight. A month ago he was 68.6 pounds, eating Blue Buffalo lamb and brown rice formula 1.5 cups twice a day. We slowly cut him back to 1 cup twice a day. He lost 2.1 pounds in the first two weeks, which was great! And I tried to be disciplined myself about walking him. He went for 2-3 30 minute walks per week.

    The next two weeks, he continued to eat 1 cup twice a day. I got a little lazy about his walks, but he still went on 1-2 per week. Now he's back to 66.7, so he gained 1.2 pounds back.

    He was taking antibiotics for an ear infection during those second two weeks, so he got extra calories from the bread and or treats and peanut butter he needed so he would actually take the pills.

    The vet told me to aim for 60 pounds, so 6.7 to go! Any suggestions? I hate to cut back his food anymore. The 1 cup looks like such a small amount of food. He does get a little scoop of non fat plain yogurt with breakfast and three squirts of liquid fish oil with dinner, too. Minimal treats in his diet, maybe 4 per week? They are Blue Buffalo brand so I like to think they are relatively healthy.

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    You can give him veggies as treats. Less calories and you can give him more throughout the day. I made Goob lose weight. I cut his food from a full cup twice a day to a LITTLE LESS than a full cup twice a day. We walk him a couple times a day everyday but he is an active guy. Don't try to go too fast. Either way he is one handsome guy!!! I love his coloring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goob14 View Post
    You can give him veggies as treats. Less calories and you can give him more throughout the day. I made Goob lose weight. I cut his food from a full cup twice a day to a LITTLE LESS than a full cup twice a day. We walk him a couple times a day everyday but he is an active guy. Don't try to go too fast. Either way he is one handsome guy!!! I love his coloring.
    this is great great advice, try snow peas for treats too. They love them!!

    He is one good looking Bulldog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Green beans!! We had to cut back Tyson's food too, so we started adding green beans, 1 cup food, 1 cup green beans. They are good for him, empty calories, but will help keep him full & give him the impression he has alot of food, lol. You could also do carrots, broccoli, spinach, pumpkin, kidney beans maybe not all at once, but see what he likes. We do the cut green beans, I boil them to make them soft, and add to kibble with his yogurt, etc. I'll do pumpkin too to give him variety.... he loves it. Don't be alarm at green poop though!

    PS - He is super cute, love his face, and honestly exercise is the very best for him, keep on with the walks, its helpful for all and will help him health wise long term. Tyson goes on 2 walks everyday.
    Quote Originally Posted by Goob14 View Post
    You can give him veggies as treats. Less calories and you can give him more throughout the day. I made Goob lose weight. I cut his food from a full cup twice a day to a LITTLE LESS than a full cup twice a day. We walk him a couple times a day everyday but he is an active guy. Don't try to go too fast. Either way he is one handsome guy!!! I love his coloring.
    Great advice! When Banks was 70 lbs and we had to get her down to 60, we cut her back to a half-cup of kibble and half-cup of green beans per meal. She did great and we kept the weight off once she got down... she remained between 60-62 most of her life and she never missed out on treats or special meals, just kept her kibble at 1 cup per meal 2x a day
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    @Mcleanb7...Mr. Chubbs is so cute...my bulldog's name isChubby and he is 60lbs...how old is Mr. Chubbs??? BTW...I love his colors
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    @Mcleanb7 What a handsome dude he is! He just wants ta' live up to his name,is all! Hope you like green beans,Mr. Chubbs!
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    2 words...cutie patootie!!!


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    I agree with @Manydogs...Chubby looks awesome...a skinny chubby just wouldn't be right!

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    Chubbs is Beautiful.

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    What a beauty! Love his colors.
    You got some great advice already!!! Good luck!

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