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    Hi everyone! Very new to dogs not just to owning a 5mos. french

    Hi! Everyone i'm new here and to owning a frenchie. In fact very new to dogs. Our first dog ever is this frenchie given to us by family friend. His name is Pablo. We got him about 3weeks ago and he is turning 5mos tomorrow May 27, 2019. He is 11 pounds. Just wondering if he is underweight, just right or overweight? Also Can i ask further questions here or should i start a new post?
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    Re: Hi everyone! Very new to dogs not just to owning a 5mos. french

    Eleven pounds is small for a 5 mo. old, maybe he is a mix? Have you seen both parents?

    Whatever, he is a cutie. Welcome to FBN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Kable View Post
    Eleven pounds is small for a 5 mo. old, maybe he is a mix? Have you seen both parents?

    Whatever, he is a cutie. Welcome to FBN!
    Before we got him, the owner only feeds him 1/2 twice a day. Do you think that would tell why he was small for 5mos? He was 4.1 kg when we got him 3 weeks ago. And as soon as we got him we fed him 1/2 cup 3x/day and he packed weight and jumped from 4.1kg to 5kg (11pounds).

    Honestly, i haven't seen the parents but i know the previous owner owns only frenchies because we visited his house few months ago and all his dogs are frenchies 7 pairs in total.

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    Re: Hi everyone! Very new to dogs not just to owning a 5mos. french

    Has he been to a vet for a check-up, yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattcantwin View Post
    Has he been to a vet for a check-up, yet?
    hi! not yet since we got him. but he's very active and normal poop. Before we got him, he already had vet visits and shots. I'll attach the pic. Pls see. )
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    Re: Hi everyone! Very new to dogs not just to owning a 5mos. french

    He is a little on the small side. You did the correct thing and feed him three times a day. Keep this up until he is about 7 months of age and at that time you can switch hm to adult food. Stay with a good quality food also. He is a cutie pie too.
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    Re: Hi everyone! Very new to dogs not just to owning a 5mos. french

    Quote Originally Posted by davidh View Post
    He is a little on the small side. You did the correct thing and feed him three times a day. Keep this up until he is about 7 months of age and at that time you can switch hm to adult food. Stay with a good quality food also. He is a cutie pie too.
    Thank you! Right now i'm feeding him royal canin (pic attached) but i heard/read it's not a good brand. But it's all we can find since we got him and so far he's eating it and fine. Maybe if he finished the bag, we'll look and switch to different brand. Any recommendation? )

    So at the 8month, we can feed him already adult food? No need to wait up to 12mo?
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    Hi and welcome,
    Hopefully you can find a food that does not contain animal by-products which many brands have. Acana, Orijen, Fromm are some good ones to try. I'm glad you stuck with your gut and started feeding him another meal!
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    Re: Hi everyone! Very new to dogs not just to owning a 5mos. french

    Welcome to FBN! He is adorable.... and yes, RC is not a good food.

    Here are are five that bulldogs seem to do well on..

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    Fromm
    Acana
    Orijen
    Acana
    The Honest Kitchen (dehydrated raw)

    good luck... avoid chicken and grains

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    Re: Hi everyone! Very new to dogs not just to owning a 5mos. french

    Quote Originally Posted by FroxerMom View Post
    Hi and welcome,
    Hopefully you can find a food that does not contain animal by-products which many brands have. Acana, Orijen, Fromm are some good ones to try. I'm glad you stuck with your gut and started feeding him another meal!
    Thank you for the kind response. honestly, i read a lot and did some reasearch and it all says one thing to feed puppies 3x day hehe. really new at this. In case i found the suggested brands, can i immediately switch to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bullymama View Post
    Welcome to FBN! He is adorable.... and yes, RC is not a good food.

    Here are are five that bulldogs seem to do well on..

    Zingnature
    Fromm
    Acana
    Orijen
    Acana
    The Honest Kitchen (dehydrated raw)

    good luck... avoid chicken and grains
    Thank you! I copied these brands to my phone )
    Can i switch his food right away in case i found some of the suggested brands? Or i should leave a little RC and combined with new the brand? I also came across in local website about Merrick but it's expensive haha and don't know if it's worth it

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    Re: Hi everyone! Very new to dogs not just to owning a 5mos. french

    Quote Originally Posted by lemon View Post
    Thank you! I copied these brands to my phone )
    Can i switch his food right away in case i found some of the suggested brands? Or i should leave a little RC and combined with new the brand? I also came across in local website about Merrick but it's expensive haha and don't know if it's worth it
    Where do you live? Yes, you’ll need to slow transition to avoid upset tummy and diarrhea


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