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Old 09-08-2011, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 17 weeks old (male) pup weight 17kg and I wondered whether this weight is normal for his age or his weight too low?
My pup body looks pretty healthy and not thin but compared to other pups at the same age he might be thinner, at least that's what I think but I wish I`m wrong.

How much weight your dog was at My 17 weeks old old?

I feed him three times a day with acana large breed pup, One cup at each meal and a quantity of 370kg per day, Maybe I should feed him more?
I looked at a table on the bag but I didn`t understand anything, According to the bag what`s the recommended amount to feed my pup?


I added some pictures if that helps, Unfortunately I have no pictures of his profile.


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Old 09-08-2011, 05:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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He's about 4 lbs off the "Average" weight, but if he looks and acts healthy, it should be fine. How is his energy level?

Also, my dog grew about 10 lbs a month for the first 6 months. and if a month he wasnt upto the mark, he caught up by the next.
so, he was 60 lbs in 6 months, and at 15 months, hes 87 lbs!
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that doesnt seem right. jus looked at my vet records. my pup was 34 lbs at around 11 weeks old.
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Could you get a picture of him standing up from the side and looking down on his back? From the pictures you posted, he looks fine. Very handsome pup!

The charts and things are just averages. Some dogs will weigh more, some less, some will keep right about on target. Doesn't mean there is anything wrong with your pup if they don't fit the average so long as your pup is a healthy weight for his body size.
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Your GSD will be 70+ lbs. as an adult and is now between 3 and 5 months old.

You should be feeding 6 cups (or 750 gm) per day according to the chart you provided.

I would divide that by two and feed 3 cups morning and 3 cups evening.
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Your GSD will be 70+ lbs. as an adult and is now between 3 and 5 months old.

You should be feeding 6 cups (or 750 gm) per day according to the chart you provided.

I would divide that by two and feed 3 cups morning and 3 cups evening.
The chart is in kg not pounds so a 70 pound adult would be 32kg. You're feeding your pup correctly according to the chart.

My dog weighed 30 pounds at 16 weeks and is now 81 pounds.
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that doesnt seem right. jus looked at my vet records. my pup was 34 lbs at around 11 weeks old.
That's completely meaningless, there is no one perfect weight for all GSD pups based on age.

Acejin, regardless of how much your puppy weighs, no matter how much you feed him, the only way to know if he's the right weight for him is to look at his condition. If he's skinny, feed him a little more. If he's looking a little thick, feed him less, no matter how much the bag says to use.
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that doesnt seem right. jus looked at my vet records. my pup was 34 lbs at around 11 weeks old.
34 lbs at 11 weeks old? WOW! I didn`t think the different would be so significant.

My pup is such a glutton that If I`ll give him the whole bag he will eat until he explodes and that's why I don`t know what`s the correct amount I should feed him but after what you wrote I think I'll double the amount of his food.
Last month he raised seven pounds so I don`t think there should be a problem to gain a few more pounds.

Thank you all!

EDIT:
After reading the other comments I see now because we post at the same time, I have to say my puppy completely healthy with a full energy so his weight didn`t affect anything.
I'll try to take some profile pictures and post, Anyway.. I probably didn`t feed enough my dog ​​even though he seems fine.

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That's completely meaningless, there is no one perfect weight for all GSD pups based on age.

Acejin, regardless of how much your puppy weighs, no matter how much you feed him, the only way to know if he's the right weight for him is to look at his condition. If he's skinny, feed him a little more. If he's looking a little thick, feed him less, no matter how much the bag says to use.
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Remember, average and normal are not synonyms. My middle daughter didn't weigh 20 pounds until she turned 3 years old. Was that average? Yeah, not so much. But it was normal for her. Don't get too hung up on charts.

The only way you can decide the proper amount to feed your puppy is to judged based on how he looks and feels and his energy level.
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