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    Yesterday Pebbles was spayed & I had the doc check a popping noise coming from her elbow. He said the Xray showed that one of the 2 bones that run sort of parallel in her front arm had one bone growing faster than the other which was sort of cocking the joint.... Both bones still showed the growth line so they are still growing. Hopefully the other will catch up????

    Anyone ever heard of this?

    He also said she was 10lbs overweight. She weighed 47lbs at about 6 months old.

    She now gets (2 cups)1 cup of Fromm & 1 cup of Hills I/D morning & evening. I have noticed she is not as hungry as she was a few months ago. He said to cut it to 1 cup morning & 1 cup evening. Basically cut her food in half.

    I put one probiotic pills worth of powder & one scoop of missing link in her food each morning.

    Any ideas or comments welcome.

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    Absolutely cut her food intake to 1 cup AM & 1 cup PM, you can add 1/2 cup of warmed, unsalted green beans
    to that to fill her up, limit treats & low calorie too. Extra weight so young will set her up for problems & very
    hard on her joints. Not sure if you should walk her with this issue going on with bones. What did Vet say about
    activity?


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    No extra walking. we will cut food & see if that helps. She really does not look fat standing up. Big chest, skinny belly.

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    Green beans - cooked, raw, frozen, canned????
    Can I add carrots or anything else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy T View Post
    Green beans - cooked, raw, frozen, canned????
    Can I add carrots or anything else?
    You can do any of the above on the green beans. We also steamed them to make them soft, but I know some members do frozen, or canned. If you do canned, be extra sure they are plain jane, no extra spices, flavors, etc. Just plain in water.

    Yes, you can also do carrots or broccoli

    I'd get him off the Hills - that's crap. Just do 1 cup twice a day Fromms!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy T View Post
    Green beans - cooked, raw, frozen, canned????
    Can I add carrots or anything else?
    Some bullies like frozen beans, mine won't eat them. I just feed canned.
    Put 1/2 cup in microwave with just a bit of water (about 1/4 cup) warm
    30 seconds, pour over kibble.

    Carrots make great snacks but have a lot of sugar, green beans hardly any.
    After she loses extra weight, you can branch out to other veggies/treats.
    It doesn't take long, can you post pics from above to view her waist line?
    Should show indention (not ribs), is she full EB or does she have OEB in her?
    They are taller & heavier than EBs (English Bulldog) OEB (Olde English Bulldog).

    She is beautiful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    You can do any of the above on the green beans. We also steamed them to make them soft, but I know some members do frozen, or canned. If you do canned, be extra sure they are plain jane, no extra spices, flavors, etc. Just plain in water.

    Yes, you can also do carrots or broccoli

    I'd get him off the Hills - that's crap. Just do 1 cup twice a day Fromms!
    Thanks,

    Dikeman put her on the I/D to help her loose weight.

    My other 2 dogs are not overweight & stop eating when they are full. This is new to me.

    I grill them chicken, & puree broccolli, carrots, spinich, and some other veggies along with missing link.

    I would give this to Pebbles but i figured that as a growing puppy I need to really make sure she is getting the right ingredients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy T View Post
    Thanks,

    Dikeman put her on the I/D to help her loose weight.

    My other 2 dogs are not overweight & stop eating when they are full. This is new to me.

    I grill them chicken, & puree broccolli, carrots, spinich, and some other veggies along with missing link.

    I would give this to Pebbles but i figured that as a growing puppy I need to really make sure she is getting the right ingredients.
    I know, thats the only single thing I don't like is that they push that crap food. Its really not good. I wouldn't feed it. Stick with the Fromms, and add in the green beans or veggies for extra fillings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
    Some bullies like frozen beans, mine won't eat them. I just feed canned.
    Put 1/2 cup in microwave with just a bit of water (about 1/4 cup) warm
    30 seconds, pour over kibble.

    Carrots make great snacks but have a lot of sugar, green beans hardly any.
    After she loses extra weight, you can branch out to other veggies/treats.
    It doesn't take long, can you post pics from above to view her waist line?
    Should show indention (not ribs), is she full EB or does she have OEB in her?
    They are taller & heavier than EBs (English Bulldog) OEB (Olde English Bulldog).

    She is beautiful.
    She does not look that fat to me, at least waist line.

    -pebbles-2-jpg

    -pebbles-1-jpg

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    Default Re: Pebbles Spay Visit to the Vet

    Only 6 months.... still young.... she looks fine to me.... but like mentioned, get rid of Hills! Full of fillers. Snacks should be any raw veggies or fruits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy T View Post
    She does not look that fat to me, at least waist line.

    -pebbles-2-jpg

    -pebbles-1-jpg
    She looks good.... she has a nice waist line-- as others stated, off the Hills crap and supplements with green beans.


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    Thanks everyone. Can't believe she like green beans.

    Started on about 1/2 -3/4 of a cup of green beans & she seems to be doing well with that and just 1 cup of FROMM.

    Saturday morning I got side tracked & didn't watch the other 2 dogs plates. One did not finish his food & I came back to pebbles finishing it for him.

    Lesson learned.

    She is taking an antibiotic for her surgery & I have never had a dog that will eat a pill without it being hidden in some kind of food.


    This dog will eat anything..

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