|09-12-2013 04:06 PM|
|LookingforLuke||I would have updated my last post if I was able to edit it but I just wanted to give a quick little update. It's been just a week since we've upped his food from 3 to 3-1/2 cups and he now weighs 57lbs. He gained 3lbs in one week which makes me believe that he was slightly underweight/skinny. We're going to keep him at the increased amount of food and see how he fills out and grows.|
|09-05-2013 01:12 PM|
|LookingforLuke||Thank you for the input everyone! We bumped up his food from 3 heaping cups to 3-1/2 heaping cups per day. We'll see if that helps.|
|09-04-2013 05:34 PM|
|09-04-2013 04:57 PM|
|Okin||I have a female that weighed a couple pounds more than that at 7 months but I expect her to be aroudn 70lbs which is the top end of the female standard. She also was eating 5.5 cups of Fromm LBP at 7 months and she is slender. Athena will try to flip over her bowl to look for more food after going through it so she likes to eat! I'm guessing each food manufacturer has a different amount they expect you to feed.|
|09-04-2013 04:42 PM|
Hans is on an eating binge, too. I attributed it to the meds he is currently taking, but now that you mentioned it...
|09-04-2013 04:39 PM|
I don't think it's just the males, Ilda looked like she had an awfully big head (and ears too LOL!) for her body but now that she's three she looks much more substantial.
That seems like the average for the GSDs, they seem to really come into their own around age three...
and Neko, I don't think feeding more will change how Z grows, better to have a puppy a little on the lean side then one which is too heavy or growing to fast and having joint problems....
Ilda is now around 73 pounds, she was around 48-50 at 6 months and now no one claims she is little! If Z is 58 pounds at less then a year old, I'm sure he'll be growing and then filling out some more, you just wait!
|09-04-2013 04:13 PM|
Zeus is 58 pounds at 8 month, you guys see a million pictures of him and no one commented that he looks bad or underweight. He was below all the charts growing. 15 weeks he was around 18 pounds. Has been growing very steady, very slow. His father is 85 pounds.
So I am wondering if my husband is right and I need to feed him more, or he is fine and will take time to fill out. Ours looks lean just like the OP's dog. The vet has not commented that we are underfeeding.
No idea, when I increase food he gets loose poops.
I guess not all males grow fast?
|09-04-2013 04:02 PM|
|Rangers_mom||Ranger is 16 months and he weighs about 65 lbs. I think he is pretty small for a male GSD but the breeder purposely breeds them on the smaller side. I hope he doesn't get much bigger, but I have a feeling he will be filling out some. At 8 months he weighed 60.2 lbs. Hmmm... I just looked up that 8 month weight and it surprises me because he seems much bigger now than he was then. I wonder if I am feeding enough?|
|09-04-2013 03:36 PM|
Ozzy is 20mths and about 74lbs. I was thinking he was small but I noticed he started wanting more food in the last 3-4weeks... He is STILL growing apparently! The boyfriend and I noticed the other day that although he isn't getting taller or longer he is definitely filling out in the chest and back end, havent weighed him lately but i think he is over 80lbs now. He has gone days where he picks and barely eats a cup then some days we are pushing 7cups a day!!! I am told its not uncommon for GSDs to only eat when necessary, if they aren't hungry they won't eat. Presently we are very active and he eats about 5 cups a day.
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|09-04-2013 03:18 PM|
Hans is about 68 pounds and 20 months.
NO one thinks he is small
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