|Barked: Tue Sep 11, '12 10:44am PST |
I'm a Mastiff too and my mom has done TONS of research on large/giant breed nutrition, and even worked as a nutrition consultant for a spell!
Mom says not to worry about being underweight. For us big guys, it's always best to be slightly underweight than an ounce overweight. Even I could probably easily put on 20 more lbs and not be considered obese, but mom figures why bother? It's healthier for me to be leaner. Unfortunately, most of the time for us big guys, the bigger we are, the sooner we die
Mom also says that based on your most recent picture, your bone structure is not such that you should carry more weight than what you're carrying. Some Mastiffs have super thick bones and have the structure to be 200+ lbs and others are happy sitting around 150-180. It really depends. At my heaviest, I was around 210, now I probably sit around 190, though mom hasn't weighed me recently.
Precise is okay, but if you're choosing that based off of just what the Great Dane Lady says (mom says lots of ppl find out about Precise through her), please know she's not without her biases. There are plenty of other excellent options. Mom feeds my sister Reyna (also a Mastiff) and I raw, but she likes Fromm Large Breed Puppy, Orijen/Acana, and a few others. Mom likes the small companies rather than those who have their foods made in other plants.
If you have any questions about Mastiffs or nutrition, please feel free to pawmail us!
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