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Derek1

Big Dog
image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg what do you guys think. Rocco is 4 months 23 days old, he eats just under 4 cups of food a day. That is the low end of what the bag says to feed him. Just curious if you guys think he is to chunky. He is about 15 inches to the top of his back(he's a shorty). He also just hit 40 pounds. Here's a bunch of different pics I took today. Not easy to get good ones when you want them.
 

Derek1

Big Dog
Thanks for the response guys. I was thinking the same, his last vet visit I asked about his weight he said he looked good. That was a few pounds ago. I think I will cut back a little, plus we can finally go for longer walks now.
 

pitbulldogs

OHMUHGERD
Staff member
I would cut back a little at a time, he looks like a Bully so he isn't that bad imho but could lose a few, would be better on his growth plates and joints.
 

Derek1

Big Dog
image.jpg image.jpg Taste of the wild. 3-4 months 30-40 pounds 4-5 cups a day. He hit 40 pounds at 4 months20 days. He's always been thick. This is him at 7 weeks 5 days. That of food says the amount starts to go back down at 5 months. I've always given him the the low end of what it says. That was the night I brought him home. The top pick is about 8 1/2 weeks
 

Kit

Good Dog
He's super cute.
Now you've got me curious as to what my bag says to feed my dogs. Mine are 35#, 61#, 67#, & 71#. The little one gets 3/4 cup twice a day, the others get 1 cup twice a day.
I feed Nutrisource, grain free. Just checked the bag, and it turns out I'm feed darn close to the middle of the recommended amount.
Frankie was getting close to 3 cups as a puppy, until she was about 4 months old. I was luck to get 1 cup a day in Rikki when she was a puppy, she was such a picky eater.
 

Lillie May

Good Dog
I'd cut him back some too. How much does it say to cut back to at 5 months? I usually allow a little bit of extra food for pups, but not chubby over 4 months. Bullies usually are somewhat stocky and shorter, not all though. I've seen some taller ones, it depends on genetics. I'd want him a little leaner just to keep him healthy. If he starts looking too thin, it's easier to add some food than to get them to lose weight in the first place.
 

Derek1

Big Dog
I'm not sure how much it says to cut, but I know it's some. I cut him back a little bit. I'm not to worried about him loosing weight, I think not gaining anymore and growing into his weight now is probably more realistic for a pup. He's do for a little growth spurt and 1 hour daily walks along with playing in the yard shouldn't take to long to lean out a little bit.
 

pitbulldogs

OHMUHGERD
Staff member
From what i can tell he is going to be a stocky little guy around the oblique area.. Look at his bone structure, very thick, he is gonna be a big boy.. Deff a Bully..

I don't know about feed suggestions from companies as i free feed during the puppy stages but this is Trin at 5 months..

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