I feel like my puppy is way too small for his age. Maybe I'm just paranoid, but I feel like he should be bigger.
He is 8, almost 9 months old and he is only in the 50lb range and he's been there for months without much change. People are always commenting on how small he is. He is a thin shepherd, but not skinny. He's got muscle and meat, just very lean. He eats everyday. I don't measure, but he's not an over-eater.
He get's exercise, though right now It's winter where I live so he doesn't get outside as much as I'd like.
His mother is a very small shepherd and hi[IMG][/IMG]s dad is above average in size. I'm not sure what to think. He was taken off puppy food at 7 months (and please don't everyone start screaming at me all at once!). I had to, because the my other senior dog was constantly stealing his food and gaining an unhealthy amount of weight and because my puppy doesn't eat his food all at once it was just too hard to supervise the food dish 24/7. The senior dog would even eat the food if we put the dish on the counter, it just became impossible to manage. However, they are on very high quality food. Oh, and don't bring up how my senior dog needs senior dog food either please, he gets senior vitamins to make up for that fact.
I know a big dog can take up to 2 years to reach full size and weight, but I just feel like maybe he's too small? He is also unfixed and has not started lifting his leg...idk if that's normal either..I've only had one other un-fixed male dog, but it was a small dog of another breed.
Is any of this normal?
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