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my gal was the smallest of a large litter. Now at 15 months old she is 55 lbs. She is fast and nimble.
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I feed her Bearverdam active dog (blue label) which is similar to Victor. Sometimes I give my dogs a little yogurt if I want to give them live cultures for their gut. It probably doesn't help but it doesn't seem to hurt either and the dogs like it.
She also gets some canned dog food (4 health) as toppers and an egg each morning.
Her training treats are Red Barn roll but it has sweetener in it. Many treats do. It is tricky trying to find tasty treats without it.

I think your gal looks beautiful.

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Has the vet said she is underweight? Enya is small for her age, but I'm not worried that I need to make her gain weight. Her weight is what it should be for her size.
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Lucky Kona! Smaller dogs are more agile and less prone to stress injuries. She'll probably grow into her ears. Maybe she's a slow grower which is good too. Fromm lbp is supposed to be a good kibble. Cute pup!
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I feed her one cup two times a day and about 1/2 cup for lunch. Oh wow those are much smaller. Her parents were both about 80lbs and her sister is already 5-10lbs bigger than her already
As pups I usually feed 3.5 to 4 cups a day total. Including the wet food I add to the kibble and the goat milk I usually give in the morning (I make a cereal with the kibble, goat milk is very close to dog mothers milk and it adds some size to them).

2.5 cups is kind of low.
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My pup has been on the smaller size. She was about that around that age. She is normal and healthy.
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post #26 of 45 (permalink) Old 12-20-2016, 09:40 AM
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Halo is 8 years old, and I try to keep her between 54 and 56 pounds. She got down to 52.something and I simply increased her food a bit at each meal. Because she's a longcoat with very thick, dense fur, you can't tell by looking at her if she's too skinny, I have to do a rib check and go by feel instead.

As ausdland mentioned, smaller dogs can be more agile. Halo is my flyball racing dog.

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I feed her one cup two times a day and about 1/2 cup for lunch. Oh wow those are much smaller. Her parents were both about 80lbs and her sister is already 5-10lbs bigger than her already
As pups I usually feed 3.5 to 4 cups a day total. Including the wet food I add to the kibble and the goat milk I usually give in the morning (I make a cereal with the kibble, goat milk is very close to dog mothers milk and it adds some size to them).

2.5 cups is kind of low.
yeah I thought it was pretty low too but I thought that 3 cups was giving her loose stools. When I lowered to 2.5 it got better. Once everything is looking good and she's fully on the Fromm I will try going up to 3-3.5 cups
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my gal was the smallest of a large litter. Now at 15 months old she is 55 lbs. She is fast and nimble.
https://flic.kr/p/N2ETA7

I feed her Bearverdam active dog (blue label) which is similar to Victor. Sometimes I give my dogs a little yogurt if I want to give them live cultures for their gut. It probably doesn't help but it doesn't seem to hurt either and the dogs like it.
She also gets some canned dog food (4 health) as toppers and an egg each morning.
Her training treats are Red Barn roll but it has sweetener in it. Many treats do. It is tricky trying to find tasty treats without it.

I think your gal looks beautiful.
beautiful pup! I thought maybe she was the runt but she was not the smallest pup!

Check out these photos! Can you spot kona ?! As you can see the male (all black) was much smaller
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Just wanted to update. So far so good! Normal stools and we are back to training !! She is by far the calmest puppy I've ever had.
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all the energy went into her ears ! lol

wow

glad that she is doing well.
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