Feeding amount

SidNBear

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I just wanted to know how much everyone is feeding their pups, I feed bear 3/4 of a cup twice a day and it seems to be working well for him, he's lost the 5 or so extra pounds his vet wanted off and has been maintaining his shape. He has good muscle tones and a visible waist. I keep his kibble intake smaller to account for his treats and supplements! I'm just curious how much other pups are getting!! A few photos of bear last week after his bath for shape reference!!
 

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helsonwheels

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I feed raw but like you I keep the extras into account. With everything he’s been through as a pup he sure is one solid beautiful bully. Good job.

Yes 3/4 cups is perfect for yours. Usually it’s 2cups per day but it’s always better a bit less to keep them on the slimmer side. This is not a breed you want over weight or “normal size”. There is no normal for this breed as they come in different sizes. Simply a breed you need to figure out what works as weight for him/her.
 
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Thank you! It hasn't been easy but hell was it worth it! But yes I agree! I want to keep him as slim as possible! He's had so many trials the last thing he needs is obesity!!
 

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He's beautiful!

Millie was and still is on the smaller side, I'm guessing she is going to weigh 40 at full grown. She's a little over 30 right now. I'm feeding 285g split into 3 each day (95g each feeding). About 1120 kcal per day.

Since there isn't a straight guide for kcal per day for Bulldogs that I could find, I got to this number sort of round about: I started with the RC recommendations for a "40lb-when-adult puppy" (only ones I could find) and cross referenced for the "44lb-when-adult puppy" Orijen guideline. Then adjusted up until the stool got too soft, then back down to firm. After that I've adjusted the amount of kcal up slightly every 5 lbs she's gained, and am about to start adjusting it downwards to land on her adult feed amount by early October - which I'm assuming will be close to 900 kcal/day or so
 
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He's beautiful!

Millie was and still is on the smaller side, I'm guessing she is going to weigh 40 at full grown. She's a little over 30 right now. I'm feeding 285g split into 3 each day (95g each feeding). About 1120 kcal per day.

Since there isn't a straight guide for kcal per day for Bulldogs that I could find, I got to this number sort of round about: I started with the RC recommendations for a "40lb-when-adult puppy" (only ones I could find) and cross referenced for the "44lb-when-adult puppy" Orijen guideline. Then adjusted up until the stool got too soft, then back down to firm. After that I've adjusted the amount of kcal up slightly every 5 lbs she's gained, and am about to start adjusting it downwards to land on her adult feed amount by early October - which I'm assuming will be close to 900 kcal/day or so
I haven't thought about measuring it in kcals!! I'll look more into that! I try to find things to bulk up his food without the extra calories since he's such a eater, usually it's no salt canned green beans! He also loves mandarin pieces but those are limited with the sugar and acid and all that!
 

helsonwheels

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I haven't thought about measuring it in kcals!! I'll look more into that! I try to find things to bulk up his food without the extra calories since he's such a eater, usually it's no salt canned green beans! He also loves mandarin pieces but those are limited with the sugar and acid and all that!
Add a raw egg.
 

Cbrugs

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Ella is 2 and gets 3/4 cup twice a day. But in the mornings I add in a couple tablespoons of either a wet food or a freeze dried food.
 

2BullyMama

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He looks great! Stick with what you are doing.. keeping weight good helps with their joints
 

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