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    Default My Bubba is a pig!

    Well, not literally of course! He is almost 15 wks old and is growing sooo fast! He eats 2-3 times/day....almost 4 cups/day. Is this too much? My vet said his weight is fine but he seems to heavy for me. He weighs 32 lbs already! My vet also said you should feed him what he wants to eat but he would eat much more if I let him! His paws are huge and he will probably end of being on the larger side of the breed, but, I'm not sure what to do. He is healthy and active. Any thoughts? I don't want to jeapordize his health by doing the wrong thing. THanks!

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    Default Re: My Bubba is a pig!

    Pics would be more helpful, and everyone on this site just loves Pics.

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    My Snooki is the same age as Bubba. However she is female and that could make a big difference I guess. Snooki weighs 22.5 lbs. According to my vet, that is a perfect weight for her build.
    In regards to feeding, it would matter what brand name you feed.
    Our pup is very active. She gets 3 cups per day divided over 3 meals. I feed Fromm 4 star. If I would let Snooki eat as much as she wants...

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    That seems like alot of food, but if the vet is okay with his weight then I wouldn't worry. My Rosie is a big bully, almost 70#. Sure she could stand to loose a few pounds (then again, I could too!) but she really is a big bully-her chest is massive! You say is he active and healthy so I wouldn't think twice about it. He's only 15 weeks old, I don't think there's such a thing as a fat puppy. Once he hits the one year mark I would reassess his weight. You can always cut back on his food once he hits that magic age, but puppies need extra fuel for their engines!
    And yes, pics would be helpful (we just love looking at pictures!)
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    Dozer was the same way. He ate about 4 cups total a day and weighed quite a bit. Make sure he has a waist and if so your doing good. He is 6 months old and gains a pound about every 3 days he is now at 50 lbs, but not at all fat. We just had him at the vet and he told us that D looks perfect.
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    Default Re: My Bubba is a pig!

    Gator was the same way. He ate quite a bit and was pretty large. He is a great weight and you can tell by his slim waist and his energy level being high. If the vet thinks he looks fine then I wouldn't worry!

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    @bubbaisapig I've moved your thread to bulldog health because I think it will get more attention here than the original thread it was in. First of all .... yes pics would be great if possible because bulldogs come in all shapes and sizes.

    Four cups a day is more than I fed Daddy at 15 weeks and he was a big bully, but again I wonder what food you've currently got him on. Basically, the better the food the less you have to give. Some of the cheaper foods have a lot of fillers in which means you feed them more and get through the bag quicker! Therefore more $$$$$$$$$$'s!!!

    If you stand above your bully and look down on his back, can you see a defined waist??

    Would love to see those pics and find out about the food .. I think it would help you get a lot of feedback.\

    In the meantime, a big welcome to you and Bubba!!! Hope to see you here often!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dozersmama View Post
    Dozer was the same way. He ate about 4 cups total a day and weighed quite a bit. Make sure he has a waist and if so your doing good. He is 6 months old and gains a pound about every 3 days he is now at 50 lbs, but not at all fat. We just had him at the vet and he told us that D looks perfect.
    My Brutus was the same way. He is now 13 months and 70 pounds of pure muscle. He's very active, runs all over the place and is just on the larger side of the breed. His chest is massive as well as his paws. I wouldn't worry for now, he's a growing puppy he needs the nutrients

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    Thanks everyone for the replies. I am new to this sight and I didn't realize how to get to replies...I actually didn't think I had any! Bubba is now 6 months old and weighs 54 pounds. I will posts pics, after I write this I promise. I cut his food (california natural Lamb and rice) back to feeding him twice a day and he consumes maybe 3 1/2 cups total. I do have another problem someone hopefully can help with. I will also post a separate thread. He has a cold 1 1/2 mo ago. Took him to vet..on antibiotics for a week and it went away. 2 wks later..it came back. Has been on antibiotics again for 2 wks (clavamax-i think). He still is snotty (whitish and sometimes a tint of yellow). Not sure what to do. Vet told me to wait the weekend and if not better, call him then. Should I change antibiotics? Not sure what to do. He is otherwise happy, healthy, playful, and doesn't have any fever.

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    Violet is 16wks and 22.5. For dinner I give her a cup of food mixed with greenbeans and cottage cheese she loves it and it satisfies her maybe try that

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    I don't know how I originally missed this but to EBN. We'd all love to see pix,,, LOTS of pix.. LOL

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    Default Re: My Bubba is a pig!

    Perhaps it's an upper respiratory infection caused by seasonal allergies. Try asking your vet about that possibility.

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