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skinny ab and im new on here

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  1. debodeebs

    debodeebs PetForums Junior

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    hi all my name is danny and i am new to this site so ill be asking a few questions if thats ok.

    my american bulldog is 11 week old and is very skinny you can see his ribs.
    i feed him dry food which is wagg 3-4 times a day. he got wormed by the vets 3 week ago.

    could someone guide me on what i need to do to get my ab the same size as the rest of the litter because there was 13 pups and 4-5 of them were small and skinny like mine.

    many thanks in advance
     
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    hawksport Banned

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    Welcome. 13 is a big litter didn't the vet give any advice when he was wormed
     
  3. debodeebs

    debodeebs PetForums Junior

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    hi thanks for your reply yes she told me he was way to small and told me he has not been wormed so she did it for me when she did his injection. and said to feed him 4 meals a day which is what i have been doing. 3 week later he has gotten taller but no fatter
     
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    hi and welcome to pf :thumbup:
     
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    metame PetForums VIP

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    just wanted to say hi and welcome to pf
     
  6. debodeebs

    debodeebs PetForums Junior

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    hi and thanks for your welcome
     
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    hawksport Banned

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    If he were mine then I would use a better quality of food and mix in some minced tripe and keep him on the four small meals a day for a while. It sounds like he's not had a good start but with a bit of extra care he should be allright.
     
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    debodeebs PetForums Junior

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    thanks alot i dont have much experience like i do with reptiles but i read that mixing barf with dry food or biscuits will make your dog unhealthy as it can cause digestion problems. but like i said i dont know much and would like a really good healthy bulking diet for my dog.

    cheers again
     
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    Broxi_jim PetForums Senior

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    1st of all..welcome to the forum..

    And as for bulking him/her up !
    There is plenty of time for that.
    With an american bulldog, you don't want to load the legs with to much weight early on.
    Let the dog mature..then once fully grown. You can bulk him/her up if needed !!
    There is lots of really fat bulky bulldogs out there..that people seem to think is the right look for them. But its not.

    I've seen dogs that looked under weight for a 1-2 years..then suddenly fill up with the right muscle tone.

    Hope you get the right food. I posted a few links on the diet section for you !!
     
  10. debodeebs

    debodeebs PetForums Junior

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    nice one mate thanks for your help
     
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