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    Bella, my 7 month old pup was switched off of Fromm Puppy Gold to Fromm pork and Applesauce at 5 months old because the vet said she was getting too heavy. For two months now we have been feeding her the fromm all stages food 3/4 cup 3 x a day, but she seems so small now. At 5 months old she weighed 30 lbs and was a little heavy but not too much so. But now at 7 months old, she is only 32 lbs. I have talked to two new vets who both say she is small for her size, but not unhealthy. She is just very short and lean. Also she was spayed at 6 months. I'm just wondering if we are feeding her enough and of the proper food, and if she will keep growing and filling out. She looks much younger than she is.

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    Showing a photo of Bella would be good,it is difficult to judge anything without a photo. She may need to eat more, or she may just be small. English Bulldogs come in all sizes, and now the smaller ones are being called "mini" and some " breeders" are charging more for them. She is still a baby,and will not be totally finished growing and filling out until at least two years old. There are bullies here from 35 lbs. to 80 lbs. @bellaroo
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    There she is compared to a volleyball. I'm okay with it if she turns out to be a little small, I just want to make sure we are not doing something wrong with her food to inhibit her growth. This is my first english bulldog and first puppy actually, our American bulldog was already a year old when we got her so this is our first puppy experience, and it's been challenging but we love every minute of it!

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    Maybe she's just not going to get really big. I think My Winnie weighed about 35 lbs. at 7 months and she weighs 48 now at a year. Winnie was spayed at 7 months. Personally, I like bulldogs a little on the lean side. They have such a tendency to easily gain weight and they are really healthier and breathe easier when they are lean. My last bully, Annie, weighed only 35 lbs. at one year. She was smaller than most bullies, but she was very healthy. It sounds like you are feeding her the right amount of food. At seven months I switched Winnie to adult food and started feeding her twice a day at maybe 6 months. She eats Orijen, a high protein food which you feed less of than regular foods that contain grains. I've been feeding her one cup twice a day. She seems to be holding her weight pretty well on this. She may still fill out some, but I wouldn't mind keeping her a little lean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellaroo View Post
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    There she is compared to a volleyball. I'm okay with it if she turns out to be a little small, I just want to make sure we are not doing something wrong with her food to inhibit her growth. This is my first english bulldog and first puppy actually, our American bulldog was already a year old when we got her so this is our first puppy experience, and it's been challenging but we love every minute of it!
    Now that I see a picture of Bella, I think she looks great! Her proportions are perfect. I wouldn't worry about her at all!

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    @bellaroo Your pup looks good and healthy. You are feeding her a highly recommended food,which many people on this site feed their dogs. I would like her a little bit heavier, but every one else will probably agree that she is perfect. I'm fat-I want everyone to be faT!!!!! She is a very pretty pup! I have a pack of Buffalos!
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    I think Bella looks very healthy and fit. She's just more of a petite bulldog and I wouldn't worry.




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    Quote Originally Posted by bellaroo View Post
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    There she is compared to a volleyball. I'm okay with it if she turns out to be a little small, I just want to make sure we are not doing something wrong with her food to inhibit her growth. This is my first english bulldog and first puppy actually, our American bulldog was already a year old when we got her so this is our first puppy experience, and it's been challenging but we love every minute of it!
    OH my goodness --- she is perfect!

    Here is a good guide for feedings:

    8 weeks 1/2 cup 3 times a day
    12 weeks 2/3 to 3/4 cup 3 times a day
    4 & 5 months 3/4 cup 3 times a day
    6 months to 1 year 1.25 to 1.5 cups twice a day
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    I think she looks fine. My Harlea is a little over 2 years old and only weighs 35lbs. To me she is perfect and is happy and healthy aside from allergies. You have to remember bullies come in all shapes and sizes. Some bigger and some smaller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    @bellaroo Your pup looks good and healthy. You are feeding her a highly recommended food,which many people on this site feed their dogs. I would like her a little bit heavier, but every one else will probably agree that she is perfect. I'm fat-I want everyone to be faT!!!!! She is a very pretty pup! I have a pack of Buffalos!
    I'm laughing at the "I'm fat" comment. As I'm fat too hehe
    @bellaroo your baby looks perfect to me. She's a cutie pie

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    She looks lean, fit and healthy. Would not change a thing. She look very nice.
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    She still has a lot of growing to do as bulldogs don't reach full maturity until age 3.

    I think she looks perfect!

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