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I picked up my first American bulldog on Tuesday. I want to adopt/ rescue so I headed to the adoption clinic and there she was. I picked her up and brought her home with me. Her name is Jasmine and shes 7 weeks old. I have a few questions. She weighs around 5lbs, how much should I feed her daily ? She is eating weigh beyond the suggested amount on the back of her food, which is a cup a day. She eats a cup for breakfest :lol: . I went and bought some "natural" dry food from Purina along with some wet food from Pedigree. I also bought her some chew toys and some treats. I am so happy with her. My other question is that sometimes while sleeping she starts to shiver, like a sort of a spasm, she's actually only done it once. When should I start to exercise her ? I play rough with her and tug on her toys to help her gain strenth but thats about it. I have taken her on short walks but I end on carrying her. Also, she is peeing all over the house. If it was in one area of the house I would be ok with it, but she goes all around the house. How do train her to go outside ? I bought some papers for dogs that are supposed to help with training. I can't think of any more questions but I'll post up some more as some come to mind. Thanks in advance. Here she is....how does she look ?
 

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Congrats on adopting a puppy!! At seven weeks old, you should be feeding her three times a day (two times at the very least). Follow the guidelines on the bag (or can) of food you are feeding her and adjust from there based on her metabolism and energy level. Definitely check out some better foods than Pedigree, though. There are several threads in this forum about good foods.

Regarding the housebreaking thing: Of course she's going to pee all over your house! She's just a baby who can't help herself yet! There are lots of great threads on here about housebreaking. Check out the search function at the top of the page.

Don't do any strenuous activities with her right now; her developing skeletal and muscular system can't handle it, and you could end up doing more harm than good. Just play easy games with her like shaking around a stuffed toy for her to chase. When she's about 12-18 months old, you can start exercising her more rigorously.
 

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Cute pup, you are going to love the breed =0)

My Brody is 12 weeks tomorrow and finally potty trained. I crate trained him at first to help get him on a schedule at night. I would wake up every two or three hours and let him out. Ugh... a drag. Then praise him when he went and gave him a treat. They pick up on it real quick, I think that is probably the easiest way. Now he has a bed next to mine and sleeps all night. Just remember they need to go a lot =0) Specially after eating and play, the bonus with the crate is they have that den instict and avoid going where they sleep.

The potty pads never have worked for me but I have some friends who swear by them.

Anyway, welcome!
 

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AR15junkie, thanks for the tip. On a side note, what kind of AR do you have ? I plan on making a purchase early next year and it's never to early to do some research. I put in my order for an H&K USPc in .45 around a month ago, I should be getting it soon.
 

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The lates is the Oly arms K3B Car. Heres a pic from their site:



They have pretty good customer service. I've heard really good things about Bushmaster... so that will be my next.

My first was a plinker from oly, inexpensive and fun to shoot. Plus it has a lifetime warranty. =0)

I have shot a 45 HK at the firing range, it was a dream. Personally, thats my fav pistol.
 

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Pedigree is a good dog food dont use ol roy and your should feed your dog when every she feels like eating she is a puppie and then burn there energy so fast what i use to do is keep my dogs food out when he was done playing after wards i put it in the frig to keep is fresh have fun with jasmine i know she will have fun with you
 

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I think she has come down with a cold. Her nose seems to be stuffy and she has been coughing. I have to admit that I gave her some ice cold water a few times since it has been extremely hot down here in Miami. I also put the a/c pretty cold at night and I think the combination of the two have gotten my pup sick. What should I do ? Better yet, what should I not do from now on ? I have stopped giving her cold water and I try to cover her with a blanket at night.
 

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I think she has come down with a cold. Her nose seems to be stuffy and she has been coughing. I have to admit that I gave her some ice cold water a few times since it has been extremely hot down here in Miami. I also put the a/c pretty cold at night and I think the combination of the two have gotten my pup sick. What should I do ? Better yet, what should I not do from now on ? I have stopped giving her cold water and I try to cover her with a blanket at night.
Keep a watch on her and if she is getting worse take her to the vet.
She may have picked up something that will require an antibiotic.

Maybe this site will help with puppy info.


http://www.bulldogbreeds.com/discuss/viewtopic.php?t=968
 

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Welcome and your AB is really cute. Now the hard work starts, potty training, etc. Good Luck and congradulations.
 
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