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stmcfred 05-28-2014 03:42 PM

Weight?
 
I took Lola in today because she has diarrhea on our walks and sometimes at home. Not always, but often enough for me to be a little concerned. She tested negative for parasites and they put . But I'm curious about her weight now.

May 3rd I took her in just to get her weighed, because I was curious. She was 58.9 pounds. Today she was 58.2. I know it's not a huge weight loss, but I figured as a 9 month old she would be gaining weight. She eats Merrick chicken and sweet potato grain free. I feed her 3 times a day (4 1/2-5 cups total) plus treats. So I know she eats plenty.


Is it typical not to gain any weight in a month during this stage?

Freddy 05-28-2014 03:44 PM

It is but many dogs lose a couple of pounds when the weather warms and they are more active.

stmcfred 05-28-2014 03:47 PM

Her activity hasn't increased though. We still walk and play as much as we did when it was cooler.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freddy (Post 5575698)
It is but many dogs lose a couple of pounds when the weather warms and they are more active.


Harry and Lola 05-28-2014 06:12 PM

58 pounds (26kilos) is an excellent weight for a 9mo GSD bitch, at this age female GSD’s generally stop growing in height by 8mo and may gain up to 1cm in height by 12-15 months of age. Considering the average adult female at 18mo is between 58 to 61 pounds, I would say her weight is brilliant and as someone indicated, they do tend to lose weight during the warmer weather, even if you are doing the same amount of exercise.

stmcfred 05-28-2014 06:20 PM

Thanks! I feel better now :)

Sunflowers 05-28-2014 06:34 PM

And having diarrhea would definitely reduce the weight, as well. They get dehydrated.

Stassi 05-30-2014 11:32 AM

She should be fine. We were feeding Stassi around 6-7 cups a day at 9mo and she was a little over 70lbs but she is a large female. When she was 4months she had diarrhea for almost 2 weeks straight. She lost some weight but rebounded quickly when she started feeling better. I would say your shep is fine based on the info you provided.


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