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Bull terrier PLease help me and my dog....

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by garryd, Jan 6, 2008.


  1. garryd

    garryd Guest

    I am the proud owner of a lovely bull terrier dog called bully whos 8yrs old ! over the last year or two hes started to lose a lot of weight and we cant work out why and hes starting to look very skinny ! I have took him to the vets who gave him a blood test witch came back all clear ! they allso wormed him! The touble is he has never been a big eater and has allways been a dryed dog food dog ! He is more of a picker at his food instead of eating loads in one sitting if you know what i mean !??! I walk him for an hour and half a day and he lives for it ! hes super fit and if you watched him run round you would see how active he is! but hes just getting skinnyer by the day ! i feed him wellbeloved ! anybody got any ideas on how to fatten him up or on what i could be doing wrong! I think the world of him and would hate the thought of him not being here gruntting and growning at me ! please help!
     
  2. Eolabeo

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    If there is nothing medically wrong with him then i suggest u try feeding him some tripe, My dogs love tripe and it can also stimulate appetite in a fussy eater.
    I must admit, Every bully iv'e own has never turned down tripe :) iv'e also found it helps get them nice and chunky.
     
  3. nici

    nici PetForums Senior

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    i had lots of trouble with my dog until i put them on th barf diet has worked wonders:)and does have tripe in it aswell as lots of other goodies that dogs just love:D
     
  4. garryd

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    i did used to feed him tripe and he does like it ! I will give it ago again ,i think the only reason i stoped feading him tripe was the smell was peutrid !:eek: when i took him to the vets he only weighed 17kg and i can remember a time when he wa 25kg:(
     
  5. Eolabeo

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    Love to see pics of him gary :)
     
  6. colliemerles

    colliemerles PetForums VIP

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    i would love to see a picture of all 3 of them, pleaseeee when you have time,,:D:D
     
  7. carol

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    give him some pasta as well as the tripe

    yes love to see some pic's
     
  8. Eolabeo

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    Must admit, 17kg is rather light for a male bully, My sisters female weighs in at 29kg, she's one heafty lump, one of my females weighs 24kg and the other 27kg.
    But as myself and every1 said, try tripe, I know what you mean about the smell tho, It makes my daughter feel sick bad and my son just heaves at the smell of the stuff, i've got used to it now but i do feel abit shown up when people knock my door and iv'e only just fed em lol.


    Oh yes, as carol said, pasta is good for weight gain aswell, i feed that often to mine and they love it.
    A £250 pound bag of pasta last me a good week or more for 3 of my dogs.
     
  9. garryd

    garryd Guest

    I no what you mean as would you beleve i have bitch thats 8months old actually weighs
    23kg !My other bitch is a cracker as she is a very rare colour 1 shes a full fawn with a black muzzel ! cost me an arm and a leg but she was worth it i supose as you dont see to many that colour do ya ! she looks a bit like a kangaroo !
     
  10. colliemerles

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    ha ha ha,, a kangaroo,,,,:D:D
     
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    shes beautiful,, i had to laugh at her grumbling away ,,,ha ha ha,, very good shes a cracker,,,,,:D
     
  13. Vixie

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    what would you recommend cooking the tripe or giving it raw I have heard mixed feelings on this and wondered what you all thought?
     
  14. Eolabeo

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    LOL , when i first heard the grumble i actually thought she ummm farted and so did my son lmao.
    Thats a brilliant vid and deffo typical bully grumbling, Her color is lovely.

    I love it when they try talk and their lil side bits on their mouth stick out, its sooooo bloody cute.
     
  15. Eolabeo

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    Donno about what others views are on this but i myself always feed it raw.

    It would stink the house out more then feeding it raw if it was cooked lol, pooooweyyy :O
     
  16. garryd

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    i was told if you cook it it aint as good to them ! just what i was told! But then who on earth would wanna cook tripe in there kitchen ??:eek: could you imagine the smell boiling that stuff on a hob !:eek:
     
  17. Eolabeo

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    Ohhh my gawd, i can imagine :eek:
     
  18. Vixie

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    me too I have always fed it raw, but heared that some dogs like it better cooked, dont fancy doing it myself though:eek:
     
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  20. Eolabeo

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    How old was she in the vid garry?
     
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