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    -l4-jpg-l2-jpg-l3-jpg-l1-jpg I was just wondering what was a healthy weight for a 8 1/2 month old female bulldog? Lily is 46lbs. The vet who saw her on Thursday said her weight was fine but then today we saw a different vet and he said she was overwieght and I needed to walk her more. I told him how much & how often I feed her (1 cup am & 1 cup pm) and he said I was doing everything right but I still need to walk her more than once a day. I only give her fruits & veggies for treats. And her kibble. Sometimes I will give her some boiled chop meat & rice just to mix it up as she gets tired of the kibble but I measure that out as well. Am I doing wrong here? How can one vet say her weight is fine and then the other vet say no she is overweight??? I'm confused!!!
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    Is the second vet experienced with bulldogs? Can you post a pic looking down at her waste
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Is the second vet experienced with bulldogs? Can you post a pic looking down at her waste
    No I don't think so. He didn't say he was a experienced bulldog vet.
    I posted some pics.
    Please let me know what you think. I am very concerned...

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    The weight is relative to the pup....in those pics she seems a little thick but not over weight. Example...Banks was 10 months and 70lbs.... What i did was cut her kibble amount in half and added green beans to fill amount....1/2 cup kibble 1/2 cup green beans = 1cup food. She lost 10 lbs and has held at that weight for 7 years
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    I hear you on the weight thing and I get very upset with some comments I get. I do not overfeed Dublin at all and she gets as much exercise as weather permits here in Florida. At two she now weighs 46 lb. she has such short legs and a very compact body with big shoulders. Lots of wrinkles. She looks awesome but get so tired of the "she never misses a meal" or "don't have to worry about her running away from you" By the way she can run and run fast in spurts when she is chasing the poor neighborhood rabbits Both her own Dr. ( a well known bully dr. in the area) and her surgeon both said that she is fine for her build but that it wouldn't hurt if she lost some more weight. Guess I could starve her..... I would love her to lose a little more as it would help her breathing but I feel I am doing everything right when it comes to her nutrition and exercise. I will post a couple of pics from above her and width wise and post them here. Lilly looks great to me from her photo. Does she have long legs and body??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    The weight is relative to the pup....in those pics she seems a little thick but not over weight. Example...Banks was 10 months and 70lbs.... What i did was cut her kibble amount in half and added green beans to fill amount....1/2 cup kibble 1/2 cup green beans = 1cup food. She lost 10 lbs and has held at that weight for 7 years
    Ok thanks I will try that.
    But can I give her another veggie besides green beans? She is allergic to green beans.

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    Yes. Whatever she likes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbiedog View Post
    I hear you on the weight thing and I get very upset with some comments I get. I do not overfeed Dublin at all and she gets as much exercise as weather permits here in Florida. At two she now weighs 46 lb. she has such short legs and a very compact body with big shoulders. Lots of wrinkles. She looks awesome but get so tired of the "she never misses a meal" or "don't have to worry about her running away from you" By the way she can run and run fast in spurts when she is chasing the poor neighborhood rabbits Both her own Dr. ( a well known bully dr. in the area) and her surgeon both said that she is fine for her build but that it wouldn't hurt if she lost some more weight. Guess I could starve her..... I would love her to lose a little more as it would help her breathing but I feel I am doing everything right when it comes to her nutrition and exercise. I will post a couple of pics from above her and width wise and post them here. Lilly looks great to me from her photo. Does she have long legs and body??
    Her body seems long but her legs seem short.
    I would love to see some pics of Dublin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily122511 View Post
    Her body seems long but her legs seem short.
    I would love to see some pics of Dublin
    Okay I will do that when she gets back from her 5 mile jog or when she makes up....... Can you do the same and we can compare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbiedog View Post
    Okay I will do that when she gets back from her 5 mile jog or when she makes up....... Can you do the same and we can compare?
    I did post some pics of Lily on top.
    Yes lets compare.
    Dublin is 46lbs at 2 years correct?
    Wow Lily is 46lbs bow and she is 8 1/2 months. Um maybe she is a tad overweight.
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    Default Re: Question regarding healthly weight

    It's hard to go by the scale as some bullies are bigger than others. In her pics she looks a little thick but not overweight. I would cut back on her kibble a little. Maybe 1 cup in the morning and 3/4 cup at night. Once she gets about a year old you may need to cut back to 3/4 cup 2 times a day. This is what we feed our females, 3/4 cup 2 times a day. Lucy will get a little heavy some times and we cut hers back even more and put some green beans in there to fill her up a little. You want to see a little waist and not feel ribs to easily.
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    Great thanks for the info David!!

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