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05-07-2014 03:46 PM
Castlemaid She looks just fine! I certainly wouldn't want to see any additional weight on her. Much better for them to be lean.

She is in an awkward adolescent stage right now where her body may be out of proportion, thus leading you to feel that she may be too skinny - she is completely normal and will fill out and balance out as she gets older.
05-04-2014 12:34 PM
Nigel She looks normal to me.
05-04-2014 12:29 PM
enh811
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If you are worried about her being too skinny, you can post pictures for unbiased opinions.

Pups go through growth spurts though, where they shoot up in size, and seem skinny during that time, but usually they fill out okay shortly after.

I'm sure I'm just worrying too much. Too me she just looks so lengthy & skinny.


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05-04-2014 12:27 PM
enh811 Ok. Here are a few pics I just took. It's hard to get good pictures because she doesn't like standing still very long. Attachment 206194Attachment 206202Attachment 206210


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05-04-2014 12:18 PM
enh811 I recently checked where she was licking again and it definitely seems to be getting better. And I have noticed her not licking like she was.
I will have to use my iPad to post pictures. The app on my phone won't.


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05-04-2014 12:15 PM
Nigel
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We feed her blue buffalo wilderness chicken recipe and have been for a few months now. (Prior to that she was on bb puppy formula & had no issues) she has never had any issues before with the food giving her bumps/rashes. Our vet told us to feed her 2cups twice a day 2 or 3 months ago. I obviously don't want a fat or chunky dog. I want a healthy dog. I was concerned she was too skinny. She doesn't act like she is starving. So maybe 4 cups a day is good.


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Use the label as a guide and go by the weight of your pup, adjust up or down as necessary. As for the licking/rashes, could be a few different things, allergies, hot spots or psychological. We have one that'll create lick granulomas, its in her head to do this, possibly for self soothing reasons as it releases endorphins as she licks, constant battle despite keeping her busy.
05-04-2014 12:11 PM
Castlemaid If you are worried about her being too skinny, you can post pictures for unbiased opinions.

Pups go through growth spurts though, where they shoot up in size, and seem skinny during that time, but usually they fill out okay shortly after.
05-04-2014 11:50 AM
enh811 We feed her blue buffalo wilderness chicken recipe and have been for a few months now. (Prior to that she was on bb puppy formula & had no issues) she has never had any issues before with the food giving her bumps/rashes. Our vet told us to feed her 2cups twice a day 2 or 3 months ago. I obviously don't want a fat or chunky dog. I want a healthy dog. I was concerned she was too skinny. She doesn't act like she is starving. So maybe 4 cups a day is good.


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05-03-2014 01:30 PM
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Rebell is 5.5 months old and thin as a rail, he's very active I feed him 3 cups twice a day with a half a can of wet puppy food in his 2nd feeding total of 6 cups.
that's why rebell is already chunky. that's too much unless he's getting 12 hours straight hard exercise a day. IMHO

i'm no dog nutritionist but i feed accordingly. sometimes a 1.5 cups 3 times daily and sometimes 1.5 cups 2 times daily + always a few spoonfulls of wet or half a hotdog, or some cheese or some ham, whatever. we always throw something ontop the dry and never the same thing. like humans i think dogs need a variety.

they go to camp 4 days a week and spend 8 solid hours on those days running around playing and those days they get fed 3 times, on off days twice.
05-03-2014 01:08 PM
SoCal Rebell Rebell is 5.5 months old and thin as a rail, he's very active I feed him 3 cups twice a day with a half a can of wet puppy food in his 2nd feeding total of 6 cups.
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