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    I took Daisy to a new vet today, one that is closer to my home. (The chin acne really blew up again, and she is now on antibiotics.)

    This vet says that Daisy is overweight. Daisy has been with me four months, and weighed a steady 47 pounds. This vet wants her to lose SEVEN pounds and be at 40. I think that is extreme! However..... I am a new bulldog owner, so I wanted to put it out there to some more educated folks. What do you all think about Daisy's body weight? I thinks she looks like a perfectly average bulldog, myself.

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    Well..I'm not an expert..but 7 pounds would be too much! In my opinion..maybe 2-3 and that would give her a nice definition..

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    Thanks.... that is much closer to what I was thinking......

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    I think 5 lbs would be good, then see if further loss would be needed.
    7 lbs would give her a nice waistline tho, how much do you feed her
    daily?


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    She gets one cup of Fromm grain free kibble in the AM, and in the evening, 2 cups of either the Fromm or of a dehydrated raw diet.

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    Default Re: Is she really fat???

    She does need to lose a little bit. And you'll be surprised at how noticeable even two pounds can be, so yes, 7 might be too much. But you can just see how it goes as you cut back on her kibble a bit. HRH had put on a couple pounds a while back and we cut her back from a full cup at each meal to 3/4 cup. It made a difference fairly quickly and she has stayed pretty steady at 40 to 41 lbs since then.

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    Default Re: Is she really fat???

    Just wanted to say that Daisy has a beautiful coat and coloring.

    I think 7lbs is a lot of weight for her to lose. Makes me think she may become a little too thin if she lost that much. Does she get snacks throughout the day? If so, maybe cut back on the snacks or give her fresh baby carrots for treats and make sure she gets regular exercise. Honestly tho, i think she looks good.




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    I agree with the other... 7 lbs is a lot.... she does need some definition to her wait... so 3 or 4 lbs should do it.
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    OK, so maybe a few pounds...... but not seven. She does not get treats in between meals, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyBulldog View Post
    She gets one cup of Fromm grain free kibble in the AM, and in the evening, 2 cups of either the Fromm or of a dehydrated raw diet.

    She's young, right? If older than 2 y/o , I'd give her 1 cup am & 1 cup pm
    and extend both meals w/unsalted green beans, 1/2 cup each meal. If she's
    1 y/o or younger than give her 1 1/4 cup am & pm & 1/2 cup grn beans each
    meal. She looks good tho, are you feeding & watering in stainless steel or glass
    bowls (per the acne).


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    She looks good, but maybe she could loose a couple pounds. We feed our females 3/4 cup twice a day. Getting her down to 40 lbs. in my opinion is too low, maybe around 45 lbs would be good.
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    @Texas Carol........ She was perfectly fine,acne wise, til I switched her stainless steel bowl to ceramic. We are now back to her original bowl.

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