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    @ABEBD I said nothing about ribs "springing out", I said if you can easily feel their ribs they are too skinny, even at the age their bully is at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    @ABEBD I said nothing about ribs "springing out", I said if you can easily feel their ribs they are too skinny, even at the age their bully is at.

    Sorry...I wasnt implying you said anything about "springing"....
    you mentioned "shape"...

    The springing was my comment.
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    I would think if you were in fact feeding a total of 6 cups a day then your bully would not be as trim as shown in the photos, but at the age of 6 months sometimes no matter how much you feed it seems like it just does not stick. It was certainly this way with my Pookie Bear, I had him on 3 cups a day because of this so I am thinking 6 cups is a huge amount!!! And holy turds there must be a lot of poo in the yard!!!

    Once they are a year old it will finally start sticking, and then you have to watch their weight carefully to make sure they don't get obese. It can litterally happen overnight I swear!

    Also, what the brand of food is being fed will have a lot to do with it.

    If that was a typo and you are actually feeding 3 cups a day, you could up it just a bit. I would only up it on one meal however. If you are indeed feeding 6 cups I would not add anymore to that at all. Again, depending on brand of food.

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    Its not a typo hes definatly on 6 cups a day :/ .. He gets fed Iams .. The bloke in a pet shop reccommended it to be 'the best' ... Also you can barely feel his ribs and you cant see them. You cant feel them just stroking him only if you put slight pressure you can just about feel them x
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncra6761 View Post
    This is from the top.. To me he looks skinny and underfed lol x

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    He certainly doesn't look obese. So my advice is just keep doing what you've been doing.

    Edit : the bloke at the pet shop doesn't know dog food since he told you iams is good. At least that's the opinion here in the states.
    @Lucy-licious can give you some good choices to look into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy-licious View Post
    Please don't get frustrated hunny. In the States a Cup is a specific measurement...not just any cup in the cupboard like here. So to them 3 cups per meal is a lot xx
    Billy ate around 150g food 3 times a day of JWB. I know your pet shop said Iams is the best but its really not so good tbh..it's full of fillers. It is however one of the most expensive so I can see why your pet shop would suggest it.
    Our vet recommends either James Well Beloved or Wainwrights and both if them are and they are both a couple of pound cheaper than Iams for a 3kg bag


    Ahhh 6cups a day worries me a bit less now lol! Thats great thankyou soooo much (and thanks to the others too) .. Can i get JWB or Wainwrights from a normal tesco/asda or will it be pets at home ? Xx
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