My pup just turned 6 months old and he seems HUGE! He almost seems a little over weight? The vet recommended feeding him twice a day as much as he wants for 15 minutes. Is this a good or bad idea? I have been doing this for a couple months. Generally we feed just taste of the wild, but lately we have been doing half TotW and half Kirkland because money is on the tight side. He is so much larger than our 55lb mutt, I would guess he weights 65 to 70 lbs. Going to get him weighed today though at vet,,, what did your 6m pup weigh? Here are some poor photos of him I quickly shot off today before taking kids to school- thoughts?
I am fairly certain Gladiator was about 60 lbs at 6 months - he is Working Line.
From the pictures he does not look overweight, though it is hard to really tell on a long haired dog.
I would just run your hands over him and make sure you can feel ribs without too much pressure, feel lean muscle over his shoulders and legs and see a waist from a bird's eye view when you hold down his fur.
Keep him fit and lean for his life and you can cut down the stress on the joints and improve the quality of life for your dog!
My pup Titan isn't quite 6 months old yet and is already 70 lbs. He's a big boy, very stocky, although lean. I do worry about his joints, but he's lean, so there's not much more I can do. I won't starve him.
Stosh was right around 60 lbs at that age but very lean. Since he's long coated too he looked heavier but he had just enough meat on his bones. I've also heard the 'feed all he wants' theory but I preferred to give the same amount each meal.