How to estimate ideal adult weight
Maxx is a 3yo m/n who weighs 80# and he's tall (sorry, don't have a tape measure but he's half a head above my 10mo male GSD). He's been with us for 10 days.
I can feel his spine like a pencil by running my hand down his back and his hip bones protrude, so obviously he needs to put some weight on. I have been feeding him 2.5-3# a day, estimating that 90# would be a good weight for him, but to be honest, I have no idea if gaining 10# will maintain a nice tuck and palpable ribs.
I want to be careful not to overdo the weight gain since I know nothing about his history or genetics. Should I just trudge on and adjust as he puts on weight or is there an easier way to figure out what his ideal adult weight should be?
Caretaker of Ezra the Wonder Dog &
Maxx, Pooch Extraordinnaire