Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Outer Banks, NC
Difference between too skinny or just thin?
I realize that Kaiser is still an adolescent and is consequently still growing, however I'm starting to worry that he might be a little too skinny. When he is groomed, his fur is plush and he is just so handsome. When he is wet, he almost seems too boney and very thin.
I know there is a huge difference between how he looks dry versus wet for obvious reasons, but the more I think about it, the more I'm worried that I might be underfeeding him. His hips and spine are more prominant than I would expect and he eats his food with gusto and then looks for more. Yes, he has become quite food motivated as he has matured, but he only gets about 2.5 cups of his kibble a day (he was on Acana and now he is on Innova Beef/Lamb due to Acana's plant fire). If I feed him any more than 2.5 cups then he gets horrible poops that last for days.
Behaviorly, he is everything I would predict a sassy, active, adolescent puppy to be. Health-wise, aside from the intermittant soreness from over-exercising, he seems perfect.
So to get to my question: How skinny is too skinny? Where do you draw the line? What is your basis of comparison for a longer coated puppy?
Kaiser ~ Jan 25, 2012 (GSD)
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