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Old 07-13-2014, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default how do u know if ur pup is fat?

so as it shows it think that my new puppy is fat, im not sure about it and thats why im asking for ur help.gonna post some pictures in minutes.
she a bit round looking
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Here's phoebe 1.5 month
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How old is she? When they are really young they tend to be very round and fuzzy.

How much/what is she being fed? Mine initially were on 2 cups of dry a day (soaked in water for hours to make it soft and EXPAND). I'd take the dry kibble, add enough water to cover, then put this in the fridge to soak for hours. Then that was one meal. As soon as my puppy ate that (immediately ) I'd pick up the bowl, rinse it out, add the next amount of kibble/water and leave it in the fridge to soak for the next meal.

THREE times a day initially is how often I feed. Then around 4 - 5 months I go to the twice a day (and up to 3 cups dry kibble). Twice a day is what my dogs then get for their lifetime.
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Has she been dewormed recently? Worms can cause a little pot belly

Puppy are naturally a little roly poly at first, a little pudge is ok but too much causes stress on their joints. I would run my fingers along the sides and if I could feel but not see ribs and I saw there was a waist line then I knew I was feeding the right amount. Too skinny and I would increase the food by 0.5 a cup, too pudgy and I take away 0.5 a cup.
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Other thing is that young puppies go through many growth spurts... sometimes they look fat and short, then long and lean, then their heads are too big, then their legs are too long, or too short. He is just a little guy so when he eats sometimes he will have a big fat baby belly. I think following Maggie Rose's advice and mixing exercise and good food is the best. Don't worry about fat yet. You vet can advise you when you get his shots as well.

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Old 07-16-2014, 12:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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shes 2 months today, and im feeding her 3 times a day as the vet told me but sometimes she sneaks to eat the other dog's food lol

and we usually go for little walks 10-15 minutes max
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get a standing side shot --- may be "well sprung ribs" , a substantial pup , without being fat or loose or overweight
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