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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Size and age questions??

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I posted a few months ago about a GSD that I got from a "breeder". At the time she was 5 months old 18" tall and 20.7lbs. Obviously, she was really underweight and on the small side. The breeder said that she should get to 23-24" and about 65lbs because her parents were 65 and 75lbs. She is now 9 months old and 22" tall and 34lbs. During the last 3 months she has had some digestive problems and a UTI. My questions are - what is a "normal" per month weight gain? Do any members here have a picture of their GSD at 65 lbs. and about 24" - I'm just trying to get an idea of her adult size. I have read on the AKC website that her weight right now is really underweight but her height is about right. I notice her face is narrow compared to pics that I have seen - what do you guys think? I am probably being over sensitive about her size - I have attached a pic that I took yesterday so you can see what I am talking about. Thanks in advance for your input

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I am feeding her 2 1/2 cups twice a day. She's eating Science Diet WD. This is what our vet prescribed for her because of her digestive issues. I know 5 cups a day is probably a lot but the vet recommended that amount because she needs the calories to continue to gain weight.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 10:38 PM
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She is a beautiful girl, she may be a more petite size than others but she still has a few months of growing to do. Her digestive issues have probably contributed to her smaller size. Maybe someone will come along and have a better answer for you.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 11:29 PM
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Honestly she is gorgeousss! She looks bigger than 34 lbs.

She will gain weight eventually!

My 5 month old girl is 19" weighs about 45 lbs!
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First she was stretching, then she was sniffing :P

Early on a foggy morning, on my cell.
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i would let her out weight on at her own pace. maybe smaller servings a few times a day will work better for you.
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