The life of a bulldog mommy!
I swear I check this site a thousand times a week looking for answers to all of my questions, but here's a few I'd love additional feedback on if anyone has the time:
1) I weighed the pups (unofficially, holding them on my scale) yesterday, and at 14.5 weeks, Henry weighs in at 19 lbs; Eleanor at 17 lbs. Are we a little on the chunky side? For some reason, I have it in my head that they should average one pound a week.
2) Eleanor had a cherry eye pop out a few weeks back. At first I could massage it back in place. Not so much anymore. I'm waiting to talk to the vet about it at her next shot appointment, unless I should move faster??
3) I can't find ANY chewie that Henry can't choke on. Ugh. I've tried a few different things (no rawhides!), but if I had a dollar for every time I had to reach in and pull something out of his throat! He's trying to give me a heart attack!! Is there anything you suggest that's not plastic?? They have a thousand toys, but I'm thinking along the lines of something (eventually) edible.
4) I thought I needed to wait until 6 months old to have Eleanor spayed. Someone else said that's the latest I should wait. Any drawbacks to doing it earlier?
I know there's more...but that's a good start! If we make it through puppyhood unscathed, we'll all deserve a medal!
EBN's SWEETHEART aka our little GOOB
Re: The life of a bulldog mommy!
I say they are just about right on the weight. On the chew toy, if he is chocking on it because it is too far in his mouth then the chew toy is too small. Get a Nylabones or Kong that is bigger. I don't like the editable ones as they can be a chock hazard when they get small or they can swallow them and get an obstruction from it. There is always a big debate on when to spay. I like waiting a few months after their first heat, but most people don't want to hassle with that, so I would say spay around 5 months of age, before her first heat.
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