lula gula: How can I make my male bulldog chunky without neutering?
I have a male and female bulldog. My female is fatter than my male. the vet told he's actually at a healthy weight but he doesn't look like a bulldog should. what can I feed him? He eats Nutro natural choice.
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Answer by starrybuckaroo91
you should not try to make your bulldog gain weight when he is overweight he will be sluggish and lazy. keep his diet like it is. actually, you should start listening to your vet.... it might save you another trip to his office.
Answer by ramon
Nutro is one of the worst foods there is. They use corn gluten, wheat, soy, and menadione. Good foods are Blue Buffalo, Wellness, Castor & Pollux, Merrick, Taste of the Wild, Pinnacle and Solid Gold. Almost every English Bulldog I have ever seen is overweight. Why do people think bulldogs have to be fat. This breed is being ruined. Dogs should not be fat. You are killing your dog by overfeeding.
Answer by Nikki Cecala
My bulldog is too skinny. I don’t want him to be overweight but I want him to look healthy. Sometimes you can see his ribs. He is a very slim bully. I feed him grain-free food 1-2 times a day. I was debating on feeding him wet food too to help him gain a little more. I am open to suggestions!
Answer by karabox2006
Get an active dog nutrition food. Look at the protein in dog food. High protein will help him gain weight. if you can get a hold of the nutical at your vet's office and mix that with his food he will gain weight. I used it on my cat and he gained weight. they make it for cats and dogs but all vets office should be able to get some form of it even calmax should help.
Answer by bullyboy
Wow! I'm shocked at the comments made during this chat. I am a champion bulldog breeder and have shown many English Bulldogs. Just feed the dog IAMS and allow him to exercise. He will reach his potential weight in a healthy manner. slowly change his food by mixing the two until you have fully introduced the IAMS and removed the other food.
Answer by Silvia
The question now is for bullyboy, you suggested Iams but I have my bulldog on the grain-free Rachel Ray*** brand. Is that brand good? I always buy the Bison and sweet potato recipe and once a day add a wet formula same brand different flavors. I want to give him the best I can.
Answer by Quinn
Dogs are not supposed to be overweight; especially bulldogs...bred ones often develop breathing issues & being overweight is not helpful at all. Maintaining a healthy weight is far more important to his health & longevity that "looking" like the female / like a bulldog should. Sorry, but his health should be more important to you than the $ $ he can get you from breeding with your female. If his genes are bulldog, then his healthy weight shouldn't impact his babies. Let him stay healthy, not "chunky."
Answer by Lilypie99
and just how should a bulldog look? if he is still young, there is a good chance he will gain weight as he gets older.
but, take it from me, a chunky dog is not always a healthy dog. I have a chihuahua who is 13 pounds. she is supposed to be around 5 pounds. she has had seizures since she was very young and they have become worse in the past year, so the vet put her on phenobarbitol which also increases weight. she does not do anything except walk to the food bowl and walk outside to potty. I am very concerned about her.
I have bought Light Science Diet (which she does not like, but only tolerates when there is nothing else to eat.) now that the weather is cooler here in the South, I will take her out to the park. she is 6 years old now, but if she doesn't lose some of her weight, I may not have her much longer.
so please, think about your dog's health first.
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