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    Below is a photo of Daphne's weight tracking. Her measurements are...
    Neck. 17.5"
    Tail to Shoulder 14.5"
    Chest. 23.7"

    I do not want an overweight bulldog. I have seen some and they really appear to struggle. Daphne is very square in build so to me she looks heavy. She eats 1 cup of Zignature duck, lamb or kangaroo kibble every morning with either a half cup peas, green beans or 3 or 4 raw baby carrots. She gets 1 small snack size milk bone mid morning. She has the same for dinner as for breakfast except she gets 1/2 of a hard boiled egg rather than vegs. Please advise.


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    Drop the Milk Bone for something better.
    Daphne is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    Drop the Milk Bone for something better.
    Daphne is awesome!
    The other three will mutiny if they don't get a milk bone.

    Since Daphne is almost 7 months old, does this mean she might weigh double at the one year mark or will her growth and weight slow down before that? I haven't had a puppy in a long time. Before Daphne the other 3 were self-feeds and never gained weight. Even our vet was amazed at how they maintained their weight even as they aged. So with Daphne I'm kind of dancing in the dark feeding-wise. Don't want to starve her...don't want her fat.

    I just took this photo of her. She's no Skinny Minnie


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    She's a little bit tubby but i don't really think it's an issue at her young age. You have plenty of time to watch her grow and moderate her waistline/food.
    Instead of the Milk Bones, consider treats like Honest Kitchen Pecks or Nuzzles. There's lots of grain free treats available that are far better for bullies than MBs.
    She'll probably end up in the 48-52 lb range...just a guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    She's a little bit tubby but i don't really think it's an issue at her young age. You have plenty of time to watch her grow and moderate her waistline/food.
    Instead of the Milk Bones, consider treats like Honest Kitchen Pecks or Nuzzles. There's lots of grain free treats available that are far better for bullies than MBs.
    She'll probably end up in the 48-52 lb range...just a guess.
    And, as always, thank you for your insight and advice. I appreciate it.


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    I was thinking the same...get rid of the Milk bones!!! I find she looks great! There's absolutely nothing wrong about miss sexy there. She reminds me of Nyala. They are on the smaller side. Nyala was that size around same age. She's 18 months now and still hovers between 46-48lbs. She's in great shape, moves extremely fast n never stops. Just like yours. Nyala eats HK n one cup of protein. All divided into 2 portions, in the day she gets dry liver snacks or duck snacks. No way MB as its made in China and ingredients I have to double take as sounds scary (my daughter in law buys it for her dog. I bring my snacks now when I go over lol). Days she gets greek yogurt mix with her vitamins, or she gets pears, apples, carrots, etc. Im telling you her menu cause again, her too is on the smaller version. Just to give you an idea. As you see in the photo Nyala is not over weight. Nor will yours be in the future.

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    I want Daphne to look like Nyala. I'll keep my eye on her weight and exercise level. She's very busy all day. She does take an afternoon nap. i appreciate your input

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    You have been given some great advice... I agree on the milk bones, just give everyone the new treats.

    My Walter is HUGE... he's nearing the 55-58 pounds zone, but my Willow is TINY... she is almost 18 months old and only weighs about 35 pounds. Walter is fixed, and as soon as he got neutered we watch him bulk up. Willow hasn't been spayed yet, so this may be the reason. I give them both 2 cups of Fromms a day (less for the missy) with veggies added in, and they get a dog treat (grain free) in the morning and a fruit snack at night. They both are pretty active IMO... daily walks w/two play sessions during the day... depending on the weather. I worry about Wally, but my vet thinks he looks fine.

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    Just remember bullies come in all shapes and sizes. Harlea is almost for and she hovers between 38 to 40 pounds.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daphne DuMaurier View Post
    I want Daphne to look like Nyala. I'll keep my eye on her weight and exercise level. She's very busy all day. She does take an afternoon nap. i appreciate your input
    Just go with the flow. Like mentioned, these dogs comes in all sorts of shapes n sizes. Just enjoy her.

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    Don!t worry about her weight till after a year and do not go by pounds go by how she looks and if you can or cannot see a nice 'V' shape to her waist.

    Also, get rid of the milkbones.. not a good treat at all--- try fruitables or ither grain free snack
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