Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Slight weight loss
I weighed Bear this past weekend since I hadn't weighed him since he turned 1 and I was very surprised to see that he had dropped a pound. Right now he is at 73.6 lbs at 13.5 months.
I know a pound is not a lot, but he has virtually weighed the same since he was about 10-11 months. In all other aspects he is very healthy, his activity level is great, his stools are great so I have never been concerned with his health.
I had upped his food about 2 months ago to see if he could maybe gain a little extra weight but Bear self regulates his food and will not eat more than 2 cups twice a day. Bear is coated so it appears that he is a very healthy weight, but if I put my hands on him you can feel his ribs quite easily.
Should I be concerned? I know that he is still growing and filling out, but it seems that he has stalled in the weight department. I am glad that I kept him trim during his early puppy growing time, but now I wonder if he shouldn't be putting on more weight now? At what age does weight level off so to speak?
Bear GSD 10/16/11
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