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Old English Mastiff Discussions / Re: How big is too big?
« on: April 19, 2008, 09:36:20 am »
I am so glad I found this site. You all are so funny, friendly and come from experience. Thank you for your help!

Old English Mastiff Discussions / Re: eng mastiff tail issue
« on: April 19, 2008, 09:29:35 am »
OMG!! I am sorry for your loss of hair on tail situation, but your presentation was right on the mark as far as our Mastiffs tail. Percussion...L MAO!! TOO FUNNY!!

Old English Mastiff Discussions / How big is too big?
« on: April 19, 2008, 09:14:53 am »
I have a 3 and a half year old, Old English Mastiff
neutered female. Her father was 220 pounds, her mother was
180 pounds. I took her to the Vet Friday and she
weighed in at 136.6lbs. I was told by the Vet that
she was over weight and she asked how much Rayn is
fed. Rayn is fed 2 cups of dry large breed dog food
and 1/3 cup of canned food mixed together twice
daily and this was originally cut down at the beginning of March from 36oz of dry and half a can of soft mixed due to her weight, but she hasn't lost any weight, maybe half a pound. The vet said it doesn't matter how much
her parents weighed and that Rayn had "fat pockets"
on her hips. So, she has been cut down to 1 3/4 cups
of dry mixed with 1/4 cup of canned 2 times a day, which
she gobbles up in TWO bites. Is this enough food for her?
Her mother deveoloped mastitis (?) with 13 puppies in her litter and all had to be bottle fed and Rayn was the smallest of the litter and a little on the malnourished side
when we got her. She doesn't get table scraps at all, but does get raw carrots, apples, ice and large beef marrow bones from the butcher regularly as "treats". I feel like she thinks she is being "punished" because she sits and looks for more when she is done eating her 2 "meals" a day, that in my opinion, might satisfy a medium 50-75 lb. dog. I also worry about her weight and hip displaysia even though this has not been a factor in her Pedigree histroy.
Any help is gratefully appreciated and thanks in advance.

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