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    Default Re: Is my bulldog overweight? And, any Vet suggestions for Waco, TX area?

    @LunchBox he looks great in the pic, and if you can easily feel his ribs, he is good. You just should not be able to see the ribs. Blue Buffalo is a good food, a friend of ours feeds her bullies this food and they are doing well on it. It really just depends on your bully. Some will do well on one food and others may not. It is just trial and error.
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    Default Re: Is my bulldog overweight? And, any Vet suggestions for Waco, TX area?

    It sounds like he is the right weight for his frame then. My husband will be happy to know he was right! I will check out the sponsor mentioned for buying dog food. Thanks for the tip!

    I'm guessing noone has any ideas on a Waco (or surrounding area) vet? I checked out the vet page here & didn't see one listed that was within my (needed) driving range. I may just need to start calling around to see what I can find out.

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    Default Re: Is my bulldog overweight? And, any Vet suggestions for Waco, TX area?

    From that picture he looks like my Jax even the colors. Jax is at 65 pounds and his new vet said he is overweight but he is perfectly healthy in my opinion, well now he is since i just switched him from Royal Canine Bulldog to Fromm Beef Frittata. In just 2 weeks I noticed a big change in him. No more allergies and hives and his hair is starting to grow back and he eats less than half of what he used to. In my opinion a great food makes a big diffrence. Like everyone said, every dog is diffrent and try to change foods slowly so that it won't upset his stomach.

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    Default Re: Is my bulldog overweight? And, any Vet suggestions for Waco, TX area?

    Could you please posts some more pics up.
    Hard to tell from that angle and curved.
    I would like to see bang on, on top, and also from the side to see the tuck that is a good indication of being overweight if it is not tight, and thigh leading down to leg etc.
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    Default Re: Is my bulldog overweight? And, any Vet suggestions for Waco, TX area?

    Quote Originally Posted by babyjax View Post
    From that picture he looks like my Jax even the colors. Jax is at 65 pounds and his new vet said he is overweight but he is perfectly healthy in my opinion, well now he is since i just switched him from Royal Canine Bulldog to Fromm Beef Frittata. In just 2 weeks I noticed a big change in him. No more allergies and hives and his hair is starting to grow back and he eats less than half of what he used to. In my opinion a great food makes a big diffrence. Like everyone said, every dog is diffrent and try to change foods slowly so that it won't upset his stomach.
    I sometimes think we need to be a little more open to when a vet requests some weight off.
    As it is only a suggestion for not just the moment but down the road.
    The weight might not effect at present but as time rolls on it is harder to get off and it has already done it's damage to the heart, hips etc. We should be proactive.....imo

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    This is a pic of Bongo at 7 months see the taper from his head shoulder then waist. I always say they should have a bodybuilder body broad shoulders and chest down to a nice narrow waste. He's eating grain free Fromm.


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    Default Re: Is my bulldog overweight? And, any Vet suggestions for Waco, TX area?

    I'll see if I can get a better picture up later this week! I am still in the process of slowly switching his food & he's already eating way less than I'd expect. I'm really surprised given how big he was when we adopted him. I expected him to go through the food super fast but he doesn't at all! That's a relief on my pocket book since the food is pretty expensive.

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    Default Re: Is my bulldog overweight? And, any Vet suggestions for Waco, TX area?

    he doesn't look overweight to me. I like his markings franklin is dark on top an lighter on his sides to. I have my dogs on blue buffalo wilderness its grain free an its a six star food they are doing a lot better than they were on blue buffalo basics on that they were. 4 to 5 times a day an now they only go twice a day It's much better he's not itchy like he was but I think his tear stains got worse for some reason but good luck with your new bully I'm sure you will do the very best for him
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