Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 18

Thread: overfed /obesity!!

  1. #1
    Dog Groomer MeekosMummy's Avatar
    Real Name
    Tasha
    Country
    Wales
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    606
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Meeko
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default overfed /obesity!!

    Need a bit of advice if im over feedin my Meeko. Hes 6months old and about 3 stone in weight (maybe a little over) but on average google says thats 42lbs +. He has 3 cups for breakfast with some cottage cheese and the same in the evening. I say 'cups' but its a small ish plastic cup (see pic below) ive taken the pic next to my hand and mug so you can see the rough size of the cup. We dont give him many treats through the day either.

    -20130109_182737-jpg-20130109_182651-jpg


    This is Meeko recently.. Taken on Sunday
    -20130106_161552-jpg
    Last edited by MeekosMummy; 01-09-2013 at 01:39 PM.
    Xx.Demari-Jay & Meeko.xX

  2. #2
    Oogle Me on Google Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    RaRett's Avatar
    Country
    USA
    Posts
    1,479
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Missi -- With Gizmo and Hershey never far from my heart
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    325

    Default Re: overfed /obesity!!

    Well when the bags say 'Cups' they actually mean measured cups as in 8 Ounce - as long as your 'mug' is 8 ounces, you are fine but 6 cups of food aday seems like alot to me !

    Different food brands also call for different quantities. Low grade food, actually has you feeding MORE, so its not really as big of a bargain as people think.

    Hershey is 10 months old now, and is fed 1 1/4 cups at Breakfast and 1 1/4 cups at Dinner for a total of 2.5 cups aday
    Gizmo is almost 3 years old, and is fed 2-2.5 cups at dinner.

    1 Cup or 8 Fluid ounces equal about 240ML if that helps you


  3. #3
    Dog Groomer
    Location
    Tallahassee, FL
    Posts
    608
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Guido Zamboni - EB, Zoltan - Shortybull, Zeva - Frenchie
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: overfed /obesity!!

    Translating your cups. Your coffee mug looks like it would hold 12 to 16 ounces. The blue one 10 to 12 maybe. A cup = 8 ounces. You're feeding him a lot. My Zamboni, who is also 6 months dob - 6/25/2012- and gets 3 (8 oz) cups a day. He weighs 45 pounds. their growth starts to slow down about this age so you might want to cut back.

    We'd need a picture taken from the top, with Meeko standing up to tell. Meeko should be wide at the shoulders and tapering down in the back showing a waist line, almost an hourglass figure-zam-10-13-12-27-pounds-jpg
    Kind of like this. It's an old picture but it should give uou the idea.

  4. #4
    Dog Groomer MeekosMummy's Avatar
    Real Name
    Tasha
    Country
    Wales
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    606
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Meeko
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default Re: overfed /obesity!!

    This is from the top.. To me he looks skinny and underfed lol x

    -20130109_185716-jpg-20130109_185959-jpg
    Xx.Demari-Jay & Meeko.xX

  5. #5
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    loveabully's Avatar
    Real Name
    Ali
    Country
    USA
    Location
    california
    Posts
    1,026
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Franklin AKA Frank the Tank
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: overfed /obesity!!

    he looks great to me perfect weight I feed Franklin a 1 cup of kibble an a 1/2 a cup of green beans twice a day the kibble is Fromm beef frittata this is what mine looks like its a measuring cup it's 8 ounces I would use one just so you know how much you really are giving him what kind of food does he eat? It might be a lot of food 6 cups a day but he looks great is he really active
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -image-jpg   -image-jpg  

  6. #6
    Dog Groomer MeekosMummy's Avatar
    Real Name
    Tasha
    Country
    Wales
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    606
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Meeko
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default Re: overfed /obesity!!

    The cup im using is 210ml of fluid between 7 1/4 and 7 1/2 ounces.hes not over active hes quiet and has a mad half hour a few times a day. And he goes for a 1hr long walk each day sometimes he runs for a bit chasing his ball on his walk some days he doesnt. Hes on dry food with a dollap of cottage cheese. He demolishes it all though each meal time and often goes to his food cuboard for more (i dont give him more though lol) i think from tomorrow il do 2 cups each meal time and see how he goes x
    Xx.Demari-Jay & Meeko.xX

  7. #7
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    LynnA's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lynn, but maybe my login name gave it away...lol
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    1,370
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Otis and Winston
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: overfed /obesity!!

    I think from the photos he looks great. What dry food do you feed and is it the recommended serving by weight on the back that you go by.

    I give Otis 1-1/4 cup of dry food twice a day, he was on 1-1/2 until last week when my vet said he was overweight. He is almost 1 (01/14) and weighed in at 64.8 lbs.
    Otis you'll never know how much I love you I love you more then all the leaves on all the trees

  8. #8
    ..........
    Real Name
    Karen
    Country
    England
    Location
    Grafton, OHIO
    Posts
    8,746
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Maggie (My Angel Baby 5/31/2012). Daddy (2 years). Linus (1year). Bella (4 years)
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: overfed /obesity!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ncra6761 View Post
    The cup im using is 210ml of fluid between 7 1/4 and 7 1/2 ounces.hes not over active hes quiet and has a mad half hour a few times a day. And he goes for a 1hr long walk each day sometimes he runs for a bit chasing his ball on his walk some days he doesnt. Hes on dry food with a dollap of cottage cheese. He demolishes it all though each meal time and often goes to his food cuboard for more (i dont give him more though lol) i think from tomorrow il do 2 cups each meal time and see how he goes x
    From the pics you took he looks fine to me! Which food are you feeding him? And I'm going to tag @Lucy-licious here just in case it's a brand that we don't have here in the States. And I've been here a few years now and got a bit out of touch with dog food brands!!

  9. #9
    Oogle Me on Google Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    RaRett's Avatar
    Country
    USA
    Posts
    1,479
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Missi -- With Gizmo and Hershey never far from my heart
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    325

    Default Re: overfed /obesity!!

    He looks good to me, from that angle. But like others have asked, different brands = different amounts etc.

    Time to head to work I'll check back when I get home

  10. #10
    Head Pooper Scooper I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Davidh's Avatar
    Real Name
    David
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Katy, Texas
    Posts
    13,246
    Bulldog(s) Names
    BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri, & Katie
    Likes (Received)
    1555

    Default Re: overfed /obesity!!

    If you can easily feel his ribs, he is too skinny. A bully should have a little waist as he does, but you should not see his ribs or easily feel them. Our male pup at 6 months old, we were feeding him FROMM Puppy Gold and 1 1/2 cups twice a day and he weighed about 45 lbs. If you are feeding 3 cup twice a day then you may want to get a better quality food so you can feed less.
    Have a Great Bully Day.
    Member of The Bulldog Club of America, The Bulldog Club of Texas and French Bulldog Club of America.
    Bully hugs from - BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri & Katie


  11. #11
    Doggie Boutique Owner porkysmamma's Avatar
    Real Name
    Alicia
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Warrensburg, New York
    Posts
    810
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Porkchop aka Porky
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default

    He looks good to me too this is an overfed overweight bully -imageuploadedbytapatalk1357770979-092345-jpg
    N that's after losing 10 pounds mama will get her fit yet lol ur Meeko is very handsome!!!!!!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Never knew what our lives were missing until we found our princess

  12. #12
    Feed Store Operator
    Location
    Phx, Az.
    Posts
    732
    Bulldog(s) Names
    By many names depending on the situation?
    Likes (Received)
    47

    Default Re: overfed /obesity!!

    Hello,

    Each bulldog is different. It depends on the parents and the bloodlines. The European English Bulldog is about 20% bigger in size and weight.
    Do you have pictures of the parents? Not for us, but for you to look at.

    Bulldogs grow UP the first year and out the second.
    Bulldogs are ALWAYS hungry.
    Better food is less to feed, less stool volume and better digestion.

    In a previous post, @Davidh and @linwhite both mentioned the shape; but the ribs usually don't spring out until around 18 months.

    My opinion, based upon the top pic you posted is that Meeko is underweight. The "guide' on the dog food bags are only an estimate. You need to monitor and change how much you feed based upon how YOUR dog looks.

    I have 2 very big males; one weighs 85 lbs from S. Africa and another that weighs 70 lbs from Yugoslavia. Both of these exceed the AKC standard but certainly are not overweight Just bigger bodies. When I go to the vet, I do not let the vet look at the weight at first. I ask the vet to simply "look" and "feel" my dog before looking at the actual number weight. This way the actual number does not interfere with the opinion. When my big boy was 95 lbs he was 3 and not overweight. At 6 I have slimmed him down a bit.

    So how much food you feed is only related to how your bulldog body type dictates. Even expensive food has to be feed enough for correct body size.

    Also, since Meeko is only 6 months old, don't worry too much about over feeding. He will continue to grow up and then out till he is two years old.

    You decide,
    everyone has an opinion.
    I only share what I do, not what anyone else should or needs to do.

    Good Day~
    B&B~ABEBD

    "Opinions are FREE, Suggestions are TRUSTED, Advice is RESPECTED" bwl @2013

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •