Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Flashback Friday!

  1. #1
    Feed Store Operator nubonics's Avatar
    Real Name
    Nu
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    752
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Curly
    Likes (Received)
    590

    Default Flashback Friday!

    I don't know when it happened, but it happened within the past 3 years. Curly had gained A LOT of weight. I would like to think it was the fault of moving to the mountain and not being able to go on as many walks because of wildlife, but truly it was our fault.

    His metabolism had slowed down and we didn't notice, at all. November 2018, we had a 92 lbs bulldog. We didn't think he was overweight at the time...but looking back, wow.

    Back in November 2018, mi'me, my Boston terrier mix had some teeth pulled so I ended up buying her canned Fromms shredded pork because she could only eat canned food for a month. It was expensive and my husband started looking at the ingredients and said - I bet I can make this but better...

    My husband is fortunate enough to work with Army Veterinarians and he did a lot of research. He started making homemade food for all the dogs. We talked about going the raw route but it really isn't very feasible for where we live and our lifestyles.

    As some know, my husband currently is on assignment for about 2 years in LA. So now, my husband comes into town one weekend a month just to make a month batch of food for the dogs, which we freeze. The dogs are now on 90% homemade food and 10% kibble (I throw some kibble in there when we start running low on food while I wait for my husband's weekend).

    Anyhow, Curly started shedding weight when we started him on it November of last year. One year later he has lost 22lbs and is now 70lbs.

    He is a big bulldog, in general, but the vet wants him to lose about 5-10 more pounds...however, he has been through a lot this year and, the reality is, though he is in remission, dogs with lymphoma only have about 6-12 months life expectancy after chemo. So that said, we are going to continue to maintain his 70lbs and let him live his best year.

    We are so happy with his accomplishment. And wanted to share his flashback Friday photos

    (Btw, we had a bunch of puppy pads left over the years so we now use them under his water dish, hence the puppy pads)

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
    check Curly's Lymphoma Journey out on Instagram: Kernel_Curly

  2. #2
    Dog Show Judge cefe13's Avatar
    Country
    Sweden
    Posts
    2,773
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Castor
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2623

    Default Re: Flashback Friday!

    What a difference! Thanks for sharing.


    Castor is on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/castorthebulldog/

  3. Likes nubonics liked this post
  4. #3
    Kennel Cleaner EllieMay's Avatar
    Real Name
    Heather
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Marshall Texas
    Posts
    82
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Cinder
    Likes (Received)
    146

    Default Re: Flashback Friday!

    Wow. He doesn’t look like the same dog.. I’m so sorry to hear of his diagnosis and will say a prayer for all of you involved to get through it.. HUGS!

  5. Likes nubonics liked this post
  6. #4
    The Ultimate Sourmug helsonwheels's Avatar
    Real Name
    Helene
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Alberta
    Posts
    9,609
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Nyala, Jake (R.I.P. Duke)
    Likes (Received)
    11670

    Default Re: Flashback Friday!

    Good job! He looks great. 22lbs in a year is a lot but homemade or raw a dog will shed faster as it’s digested much easier. Very healthy way to lose weight. Have you looked into CBD oil for his lymphoma? Very effective.

  7. Likes nubonics liked this post
  8. #5
    Feed Store Operator nubonics's Avatar
    Real Name
    Nu
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    752
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Curly
    Likes (Received)
    590

    Default Re: Flashback Friday!

    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Good job! He looks great. 22lbs in a year is a lot but homemade or raw a dog will shed faster as itís digested much easier. Very healthy way to lose weight. Have you looked into CBD oil for his lymphoma? Very effective.
    Yup! He is on a full spectrum CBD now.

    In terms of the food, the vet said that kibble has concentrated calories...so with the homemade food we could give him a lot more to fill his belly but still had less calories than giving him straight kibble.

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
    check Curly's Lymphoma Journey out on Instagram: Kernel_Curly

  9. Likes helsonwheels, 2BullyMama liked this post
  10. #6
    Feed Store Operator nubonics's Avatar
    Real Name
    Nu
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    752
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Curly
    Likes (Received)
    590

    Default Re: Flashback Friday!

    Quote Originally Posted by EllieMay View Post
    Wow. He doesnít look like the same dog.. Iím so sorry to hear of his diagnosis and will say a prayer for all of you involved to get through it.. HUGS!
    My husband said that Curly looked like a baby hippo last year

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
    check Curly's Lymphoma Journey out on Instagram: Kernel_Curly

  11. Likes helsonwheels, 2BullyMama liked this post
  12. #7
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    44,743
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    15950

    Default Re: Flashback Friday!

    What a fantastic job you both have done... C-Man is living a wonderful life and we are getting to enjoy him with you!

    He looks great... an amazing difference


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  13. Likes nubonics liked this post
  14. #8
    BullyWood Movie Star Become a 4 Paw Member sisters3's Avatar
    Real Name
    Sue
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    3,294
    Bulldog(s) Names
    My Girl Joey
    Likes (Received)
    3939

    Default Re: Flashback Friday!

    WOW what an accomplishment!!! TRUE LOVE!!! I'm sure the health benefits will be huge I pray for good prognosis with the lymphoma
    May the sun in your eyes be your ONLY problem today! Peace Friends!

  15. #9
    Wrinkle Wiper NicosMom's Avatar
    Real Name
    Jackie
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    111
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Nico & Lexi (RIP Tia 6/08-5/19)
    Likes (Received)
    111

    Default Re: Flashback Friday!

    Curly looks great. Do you have a recipe for his food that you could share?

  16. Likes helsonwheels liked this post
  17. #10
    Have Bulldog Will Travel Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    oscarmayer's Avatar
    Real Name
    Chip
    Country
    United States
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    3,084
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Zoey, Lala, & MINI
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    6504

    Default Re: Flashback Friday!

    Excellent work! Please give Curly a big ole squeeze from me!

    Who says Bulldogs can't fly?

  18. #11
    The Ultimate Sourmug Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    rjisaterp's Avatar
    Real Name
    Roger
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Somewhere in the Universe. Wish you were here!
    Posts
    6,290
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Jewel and Bentley
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    5485

    Default Re: Flashback Friday!

    Jewel and Bentley say good job to Curly. Curly.....you are the man.

    Happy Veterans Day Stu...thanks for your service.

    Btw...still waiting for my Tommy's chili cheese burger and the Hollenbeck burrito from El Tepeyac.

    Sent from my SM-J727V using Tapatalk

  19. Likes 2BullyMama liked this post

Remove Ads

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

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