- Nov 16, 2012
- Bulldog(s) Names
- Jackson, Bogey (granddog) Ruger (granddog)
Hi All!! I had my son's 2 bulldogs with me last week. Ruger and Jackson are littermates. Jackson was "the runt" and was much smaller than Ruger at 8 weeks. NOT ANY MORE!!! Ruger is muscular but thin. He eats Fromm's 4 Star - 1 1/2 cups twice a day. Occasional treats but I know they give him people food at times. Jackson of late has exhibited some allergy issues, so I switched him from Fromm's 4 star to Stella and Chewys baked raw kibble, which he has done well with except for him having 5, sometimes more large BM's per day. Very formed, easy to pick up, but ALOT! He seemed to go alot on the fromms too, but not that much! On fromms he was getting a generous cup twice a day ( like a cup and a 1/4). His treats are now solely frozen broccoli, frozen green beans, apples with PB2( very low cal). I have cut out all dairy and am sticking to lamb as his protein but Stellas does add beef to the mix. He gets 1 level cup twice a day. Now I am having difficulty getting the stuff. In all of this, Jackson looks like he is gaining weight. Seeing him next to his brother was very bothersome to me- everyone commented on what a "porker" he is. I really don't want to go to a weight management formula as they have grains. Until we get any allergy issues confirmed, I want to keep him off of them. I really cant cut the food any lower, I am already giving him less than is recommended. He is neutered. I am thinking of trying Acana single proteins to limit any added ingredients, especially since I am having difficulty with getting the Stellas. And I am thinking the Stellas is causing the frequent and LARGE bm's as well as the weight gain. I try to get him to walk twice a day, but the heat in Florida is ungodly right now. He got plenty of exercise with his brother here for 10 days, yet still looks like he is gaining. Any suggestions @hellsonwheels, or any others with input!! Want to keep him healthy!!! Thanks!!