Morgan C: How can i get my english bulldog to get bigger?
I have a gorgeous english bulldog, my problem is she is almost 7 months old and only alittle over 30 lbs. She is already as tall as she needs to be but she isn't bulking out like other bullys. I feed her royal canin medium puppy food twice a day.(About 3 cups) and she is healthy according to our vet but she is awfully tall and slender for her breed in my opinion. How can I beef her up? Lol
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Answer by Claire Bear
well she's like a teenager, she just had a growth spirt so she isn't filled out yet. She should be filled out soon though.
Answer by Alicia
Bulldogs can be a very slow growing breed. They can take up to 3 years to completely fill out. And you should contact your breeder to see if her parents took a while to fill out, that will be very telling as well. If her parents were slow growers, most likely she will be too. Also, is she really compact? Some are more compact than others and therefore might not reach the weight the less compact bullies would. Also, what did her parents weigh? She is only 7 months old, so she has quite a bit more growing to do. I think you are feeding her about right. Ours is 6 months old and 43 pounds and we feed him 4-4.5 cups a day, but again it is based on weight. So I wouldn't worry, some are just slower growers. And you don't want to do anything to make them grow really fast when they are puppies anyway. It is bad for their bone growth. Enjoy her, they are so much fun!!!!
Answer by ♥PomMom&heart
Take her to the vet to be sure there isn't a medical reason for it. Next, change her food to a high quality kibble; Canidae, Innova, Wellness are good kibbles. Royal Canin is garbage.
If she is fine it might just be her genes and there is nothing you can do to change that.
Answer by Julie d
Well, a lot will have to do with genetics, but she is still a baby. I have a 6 year old female Bulldog. I just went to check her records, and she weighed 32 lbs. when she was 6 months old. As an adult, her weight varies from 51-53 lbs. So, give it some time, she will "bulk" out.
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