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SummerGSDLover 04-08-2014 02:10 AM

Too big too fast?
 
I'm concerned. Yogi is 7 months now and weighed in at 75 pounds today. He's very tall also. He was on Wellness Core Large Breed - stopped puppy on puppy formula at five months - and he's huge. I feel like he's too big. Lol. His dad weighs 70 and Mom is 65... Is there any way to tell how much bigger he's going to get?!

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SummerGSDLover 04-08-2014 02:11 AM

I forgot to ask my question. What dog food would be best? He was just switched to lamb and that was too rich so now we're slowly transitioning him to Merrick... Is that food high quality?

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gurlonfire2004 04-08-2014 03:35 PM

dogfoodadvisor shows Merrick as a 5 star food for almost every variety. I use the merrick grain free duck and sweet potato as a treat for my puppy. She loves it, but that is my only experience with it. I don't use it as her kibble because the calcium level is too high according to what I've read-again this is one of the grain free ALS varieties.

MaggieRoseLee 04-08-2014 03:44 PM

I believe you are using a good food and may just be seeing genetic click in. Even within a litter we can have big pups and small pups... unless he's actually FAT. But if you've got him lean and fit you just may have a larger pup from the litter in the end.

SummerGSDLover 04-11-2014 02:11 AM

He's definitely not fat. Very lean. I'll try to get an above picture.

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LaRen616 04-11-2014 08:20 AM

Pictures will help us, get an above shot and a side shot please. :)

ChetsDad 04-12-2014 08:48 AM

Actually had our boy at the vet yesterday. He is 7 months and weighs 67 lbs. I asked this same question to our vet. He is very lean too and we feed him Orijen LBP. She said he looks great and is developing nicely, he's just a big boy. She said as long as he stays lean and athletic, keep doing what we are doing.

SummerGSDLover 04-14-2014 06:58 PM

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These were the best I could get today. What do you think now that you can kind of see his dimensions?

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SummerGSDLover 04-14-2014 06:59 PM

Pardon the mess. Haha

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K9POPPY 04-14-2014 07:11 PM

He looks fine, don't worry too much about his weight, it will probably slow down as he fills out, definately looks like he will be a beauty! Enjoy him! Bob


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