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    My Bentley is 14 weeks old on Monday. My vet told me to feed him a total of 1 cup of food per day. I feed him 3 times per day. I'm currently feeding him Blue Buffalo Lamb and Oatmeal. He scarfs down his food so fast, I'm wondering if he is getting enough. Any ideas. I do have 2 older dogs (a lab and German Short-haired Pointer) and they free feed. He does try to eat there food as well, but I watch him with that. Is this normal??

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    Default Re: My Bentley scarfs down his food

    Read this thread I posted not too long ago.

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...ion-bully.html

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    Default Re: My Bentley scarfs down his food

    Well, I am no vet-but sometimes I have to play one on the farm.. One cup a day does not sound like enough for a pup to me. If he eats too fast, you can get him a slow feed bowl. My bullies are always hungry. I would worry, for sure if they weren't.
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    Default Re: My Bentley scarfs down his food

    Bullies are always hungry and would eat till they popped, so I would never free feed one especially a pup. That being said, I would feed him a little more. You can tell when you are feeding too much, because their poop will get soft. hen that happens, just cut the amount a little and that's the amount to feed. As they get bigger, you need to increase the amount. Do this until they get around 7 months of age, then you can go to twice a day feedings, and decrease the amount a little, just so they will not gain too much weight. I like to feed my pups plenty of food while they are growing. An adult bully should be a little lean, have a little waist and you should be a able to feel their ribs with firm pressure along their sides.
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    Agree with above posts, one cup for a 14 week old does not sound like enough, my pups are usually eating about twice that much at that age.

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    Our bully Bentley is 12 weeks....we feed him Taste of the wild....we were feeding him a cup a day spread over two times (morning and night). We follow what the bag says....he is just over 10lbs so we bumped him up to two cups total a day because he was acting crazy hungry. He seems to be quite content with two cups a day now

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    Awe he is to cute in his pic.

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    Default Re: My Bentley scarfs down his food

    Our English is a former puppy mill mama who also scarfed down her food at first. We got her a dish with a raised center whicH required her to slow down and eat around it. After 6 months we went back to a normal dish raised about 4 inches. She now does much better. I believe the dish is called an anti bloat dish. Dogs can get too much air and then bloat when eating too fast. Bloat can be deadly.
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