|10-08-2013 02:02 AM|
|acook0910||I'm not looking for any specific size. I always seem to read articles where the pup is like 15 lbs more than mine at the same age. She is on a raw diet, I just added more for each meal. She seems healthy and happy and vet says she's okay. Thank you for the responses. However much she grows and whatever size she is meant to be is just fine with me|
|10-06-2013 08:38 PM|
Here is an article I read yesterday.
Fit Fido or Fat Fido… Success Just Clicks
|10-06-2013 07:39 PM|
I'm not really certain why, but many seem to equate the health or "status" of a dog by how much he/she weighs (ex: my dog is four months old and weighs 80 lbs!). Relatively speaking, all puppies start out small and get bigger, but it seems that many of us want them to get bigger much faster than they're going to grow and develop. Believe me, I'm speaking to myself here as well.
My first GSD didn't seem to grow and develop relative to what I thought should be the case (and I fretted about it), but ultimately, he turned out exactly as he was designed and well within what a well bred (and well taken care of) male GSD should be.
If you have a well bred dog and she has the proper diet and exercise, she's likely just fine. As she goes through the exponential growth periods, she'll know when she needs a higher caloric intake and you'll see a difference in how much she wants to eat and how often (a high quality food is a must). If you watch your puppy through it's development, she'll tell you everything you need to know. As long as she is active and healthy, has a good appetite and passes regular vet checkups, relax and enjoy her....she'll take care of the rest.
|10-06-2013 07:16 PM|
all of them start out small and they get bigger. is there a
certain size you want your dog to be?
|10-06-2013 12:10 PM|
|Courtney||* correction! my boy was 10 pounds at 8 weeks|
|10-06-2013 12:09 PM|
My GSD Tucker is now 13 weeks & last week when we saw the vet he was 15lbs. Vet said she'd be happier to see him a few lbs heavier but wasn't a huge concern. Don think its a big deal... Maybe up his food a little??
Tucker is also definitely gaining more now since we switched foods from raw to large breed puppy.
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|10-06-2013 11:58 AM|
|Courtney||Honestly, her weight seems fine. My boy was 10 pounds at 10 weeks. They grow like weeds. Just keep her healthy with excersise, good quality diet, keep her lean.|
|10-06-2013 11:29 AM|
|10-04-2013 05:39 PM|
I just got my first GSD (a beautiful white one) who is just now 12 weeks old and 15.9 lbs. While at the vet last week, there was another German Shepherd pup who was 18 weeks old and was already 35+ lbs. I am now wondering if my pup is on the small side too
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|10-04-2013 02:04 PM|
|igottabecrazy||Indie was 8 pounds at 8 weeks; 16 pounds at 12 weeks. My vet didn't seem to think she was/is small although she did joke about not doubling her weight again for her 16 week visit. She was up to 50 pounds at 28 weeks. She has consistently gained about 2 lbs per week. I know she will start slowing down soon but when and how much remains to be seen.|
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