American Bulldog > AMBD (3 replies)
by BodAMBD on 18 May 2012 - 04:52
|Hi. I have an American Bulldog. Well I believe I do. I was wondering if any of you guys could help me cause I'm not sure if she is or not. And she's very underweight, I was also wondering if any of you could give me tips on what to give her to eat. She's 5 months tomorrow. :) :)|
Thank you if you can help me out! :)
by dragonfry on 18 May 2012 - 20:02
|She doesn't look underweight to me. I don't see any hip bone, ribs or skull bones sticking out.|
Really she is in a good weight. Worse thing you can do for a growing puppy is make it fat.
What are you currently feeding her and how much?
What was her breeder feeding her?
Does she have a pedigree?
Did you see the parents? Or the mother at least?
She looks fine to me other then she lacks pigment around the eyes. (Slight cosmetic fault)
Good luck with your new puppy and get signed up for training as soon as the vets gives you the thumbs up. As this breed does so much better when trained and socilized.
by BodAMBD on 19 May 2012 - 03:32
|Her ribs do show, not in the picture though. I would like her more leaner. I'm feeding her pedigree two times a day. I'm not sure what the breeder was feeding her. I didn't see the parents. I was wondering what I should feed her, if you have any suggestions that would be great! :) I know pedigree isn't a really good food, as I just learned today from a guy that at one point it made all dogs who ate it sick. How much does training and stuff cost? Thank you in advance btw, its very much appreciated. :)|
by dragonfry on 24 May 2012 - 03:57
|I can't recomend Pedigree for any live animal, not even my mouse colony that i feed to my frog.|
Try finding a better food. Their are so many to choose from. But you will not find good food at the grocery store, walmart or the mall. Try a petstore, of feed store. or order online if you can't find something in your liking/price range.
You mention feeding two times a day but not how much you are giving each meal. How many cups?
My puppy got 3 cups of dry a day of Taste of the Wild until her first heat then i cut her back to two cups a day. She is now 65 lbs.
One of the nice things about feeding better quality food is you feed less, the dog can digest much more from the food and they poop out less. So less money wasted turning it into poop. :D
I'm going to make a few suggestion, but depending on where you live these foods may or may not be available.
Taste of the Wild (yes they did have some food in the Diamond recall, but not all the feeds.)
heck heres a link
As far as training classes your going to have to check they one out yourself. Because i don't know what city you live in and what the going prices are for classes in your area.
My club (all breed dog training) offers puppy and basic classes for $85 for 7 weeks.
Petsmart is about $125 for 8 weeks, but most of their trainers are not that good.
Private classes the sky's the limit.
Hope the pup is doing well.