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Lurker posting up pics of my new guy

Discussion in 'Bull Terrier' started by bullyGuy1987, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. bullyGuy1987

    bullyGuy1987 Puppy

    So I have lurked a good bit on here only had a few posts but I've got some downtime and wanted to show my buddy off

    Meet Megatron

    When I got him

    2-3 months
    He hides random stuff under the bed(stuff that hasn't ever been seen in our house)
    Current pic at a little over 4 months

    So a few questions. He is about 32lbs now, will he hit 60lbs? He eats everything including tomatoes off the vine is this bad? Not a lot as I watch him but he enjoys them just wonder if they are healthy. Lastly what food bowl do you guys use? If I use a regular bowl he eats a cup of food in about 2 seconds. I have 2 slow bowls but the humps seem to be to big so he literally throws the bowl to bounce the food out.
  2. aprotopo

    aprotopo Big Dog

    Welcome! He is so ridiculously cute! I want a puppy too! I also love the name :)

    I imagine that he'll grow quite a bit if he's only 4 months and already 32lbs! If you know the weight of the parents, that's probably how big he'll be. I don't think tomatoes will hurt him if he eats small amounts, but I don't really know anything about that.

    I feed raw, so I just toss the meat out in the backyard, so I don't use a food bowl. You could get one of those heavy metal balls to put into the bowl to slow down the eating. However, I would recommend just switching to raw and all your problems will go away :)
  3. #1 stunner

    #1 stunner Good Dog

    Only one word comes to mind.......adorable!
  4. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member

    I don't have a bull terrier, but I just use a regular stainless steel bowl to feed them out of. How fast they eat is how fast they eat. Their food is usually gone before it stops rattling in the pan. I've never had a problem and I think people make too much of it. One more thing for people to panic about and somebody to make money off of.
  5. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member

    Either way he's a good looking pup.
  6. Kahne

    Kahne Good Dog

    WOW He is a bunch of cuteness!!
  7. aprotopo

    aprotopo Big Dog

    I was just thinking that another thing you can do s to feed out of a Kong or another puzzle toy. It would slow him down as well as give you an extra 20 min of your life back. Plus it's always good to give a mental challenge to pups :)
  8. VERY cute. He is quite handsome. Love the name.
  9. KateNLeo

    KateNLeo Big Dog

    I bought a Kong for Leo too. He wasn't getting sick or anything, our trainer just said that with as pushy as he is we needed to make him work harder for his food beyond just a sit.

    Now we alternate the Kong feeder with using his kibble as "training treats" during training sessions. Saves money on real treats, that's for sure!!
  10. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    hes adorable!
    as for feeding eating too quickly CAN cause bloat, which CAN kill a dog.
    so its a good iea to slow him down
    what you can do is take a short bit of thick chain (thicker then what you would use to chain out a dog sorry not good with actual sizes :s)
    and put the in the center of the food dish he wil have to eat around the chain and itll slow him down.
  11. Bullful

    Bullful Little Dog

    And would you then wash the chain every night? Bull terriers are not a breed that is known to bloat. That is usually larger dogs. All mine eat out of raised stainless steel bowls, some are slow, others finish before you turn back around. Just make sure that food sizes are small enough that there is not a choking hazard. Have found that hand feeding makes for a slow eater with a soft mouth. And it is quality time with your pup. Good Luck!
  12. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member

    They won't break teeth or anything on a piece of chain?
  13. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    right bloat in bull terriers, haven't heard of it yet, of bull terriers could get it, hell mine should have all died of it by now, the way they drink or eat and than go running around, it would be constant suicide! haha, if i worry my dogs are eating too fast, just cause i dont want them to throw it up i might put some of there toys in there bowls, maybe there ball or a kong, just to slow it down, or i will put a little in, wait 5 minutes and add some more, to slow them down, which ever works best for them. most dogs hate the feel of metal on there teeth, and cant imagine a chain would be comfortable to have in there bowl, and it would be very dirty as tom said. i use a metal bowl to feed mine, best way to avoid bacteria, plastic holds bacteria and can irritate the face. 32 pounds at 4 months seems a normal weight, but like someone else said, i would look at how much the dad weighs to get an idea, though its not always the same, one of my pups dad's was about 50 pounds, his son is 60 at 8 months, so its not always the same haha.
  14. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    i have talked to several people on IBF whos bullies sufferd from bloat., though its been a few years ago and i cannot rember who exactly, i remember carylcs dog dempsy had to be rushed to the vet for what she thought was bloat (cannot remember if it actually was or not though ?)
  15. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    im sure the bigger they get the more likely it is with our breed, bloat is for dogs with deep chests.
  16. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Bloat is certainly more common and a bigger risk in larger dogs but ALL dogs are susceptible to it, no matter their size. The precaution I take with my kibble-fed dogs is to soak their food in water before they eat so I need to worry less about the kibble expanding in their stomachs after they've eaten.

    Something else that I didn't see mentioned here, the tomato leaves on the plants ARE TOXIC to dogs. I'd stop that ASAP so you don't end up with a very ill dog. Put the plants up where your pup can't reach, if you need to...
  17. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    the chain idea came from a breeder/owner of great danes, ive never tried it, but thought it was a good idea


    very handsome!
  19. Mrpedigree

    Mrpedigree Big Dog

    I thought that chain sounded like a good idea to,i have heard of bull terriers having bloat but have never had one with it myself :)
  20. fctv808

    fctv808 Little Dog

    Swirly nose ftmfw! :)

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