Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Dublin, Ireland
How to tell your puppy is too fat...
Is the way you measure how fat/thin your puppy is the same as you do for an adult? By that I mean, feeling for ribs, seeing the tucking in between the ribs and hips when looking down at them from above, feeling for pinbones?
The reason I ask is that my 17 week old boy is such a monster in size compared to my girl at his age. He's 42lbs right now, and he would eat himself to morbid obesity if I let him. I'm trying very hard to make sure I keep him at a good weight that won't put extra pressure on his joints. But he's such a stocky thing compared to when Juno was his age! He's WGSL, so I know that their bone structure can be a bit on the heavy side.
I can feel his ribs (though he's got a bit of padding on them up until the last two), his pinbones, and he's got the "tuck". But he looks quite heavy to me still. He kind of reminds me of a barrel on legs sometimes. lol
So how do you all gage your puppies weight?
~ Juno ~ 25/10/11 ~ GSD
~ Bowser ~ 07/10/12 ~ GSD
Last edited by Rua; 02-01-2013 at 04:29 PM.