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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Question I need your opinion on my 4 month old

This is my 4 month old,
Does she look skinny to you? cause my mom thinks I'm starving her.
The reality of it all is that I feed her 2 scoops in the morning, 1 at lunch & 2 for supper,
cause she's got an apititte like a monster.

....? does she look healthy?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 10:47 AM
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Can you post a side picture? Also, What are you feeding her?
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 10:55 AM
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Does a little bit. And a side view would be helpful.
We feed three times a day according to the instructions and the lines are straighter?

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She is built exactly like my 5 month old. She doesn't look too skinny in that pic. People are used to seeing fat dogs that they think healthy is skinny.

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What brand of food are you using?

She's slender but how's her demeanor? A dog could look like that and be energetic and fine, or be lethargic and can't do much, and that's a problem.
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Lean is a good thing but I think she is too skinny as her rib cage really stands out. Let us know what you feed her. You seem to give her plenty of food but either she is not able to digest this fully if this is a good quality food. Or you are feeding her a lesser quality food. So please let us know the brand(s) you feed her.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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I've been feeding her royal canin, than blue for pups, she got the *hits after blue,
I thought she would work it out, but got worse, so now in recovery she's eating my wifes
home made chicken and rice. She does have a tone of energy, other than that ever
since I took her off of Blue, it feels like she's not drinking much.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 02:42 PM
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"Scoops" could mean anything. How many cups is in a scoop? My four month old male is a little heavier than that, but not much. He eats as much as he wants, too. I don't think this pup looks too awful skinny. Sometimes it's hard to put weight on these guys.

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This pup is not overly skinny. It looks to be a very healthy size for a growing pup.

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*im not an expert*

I'd say your does does seem to be on the skinny side. maybe an extra 1/2 scoop?

A tired puppy is a good puppy

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