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    Hello, My names Nick and I'm new to the site, as a bulldog owner and as a puppy owner. I would love any feedback from anyone with more knowledge about my pup to get a better understanding.

    I am currently using iams puppy food and would like to know how long I should keep my puppy on actual puppy food. I live in an apartment and would like for him to stay as small as possible. I have read that its so easy for these kinds of dogs to become overweight. He is currently about 13 lbs at 12 weeks of age. Does that sounds like the right weight per age so far??
    Thank you for reading!

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    Default Re: Hello Everyone. I have a few starter questions for a new puppy and puppy owner

    to EBN!!!

    Here is a great thread to get you started w/your new puppy...English Bulldog News Forums - Welcoming Home Your New English Bulldog Puppy

    And you really should consider another dog food, IAMS is not a great choice... we tell people to check on Dog Food Reviews and Ratings | Dog Food Advisor and look at the food ratings. Your pup will need to eat 3 times a day, and at this young stage I would not be concerned about weight gain. It takes about 3 years for a bully to completely finish growing, so you have plenty of time.

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    Default Re: Hello Everyone. I have a few starter questions for a new puppy and puppy owner

    to you and your puppy. As Tracey mentioned,this is no time to worry about weight. Your pup needs good nutrition as he is growing. My grown dogs eat a good food 3 times a day, and they are not over weight. If you have seen the size of his parents-that can give you an idea of his potential. Do not try to manage his size by with holding nutrition.
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    Default Re: Hello Everyone. I have a few starter questions for a new puppy and puppy owner

    to EBN!

    As others have said, weight at this stage should not be a concern , but you do need to find a better food-- grain free for better health.

    here is a good guideline for feeding... usually keep on puppy food till at least 8 months, then you can switch to adult. Unless, you feed an all stages grain free food... then it is puppy through life
    8 weeks 1/2 cup 3 times a day
    12 weeks 2/3 to 3/4 cup 3 times a day
    4 & 5 months 3/4 cup 3 times a day
    6 months to 1 year 1.25 to 1.5 cups twice a day
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