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05-27-2014 07:41 PM
Ada.tedder13 Love all pic and thanks for the reassurance!!!!
05-27-2014 11:01 AM
andrea04 My Lucie was tiny when I got her at 8 weeks the breeder said she was the runt. She is 5 months old now and 45 pounds she's growing fastAttachment 212442Attachment 212450


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05-26-2014 10:29 PM
KayDub I got my pup young, by 5wks when I took her to the vet she was 4lbs...I also had to bottle feed her nearly the first two weeks I had her. So I probably gave her a good bit more than she needed by being worried about her age weight and nutrition she lacked from mother. I took her to the vet the other day at 10wks she's coming in at 19.8lbs

Below is a little timeline photo of the first month I had my GSD. Hope you feel better about your dog now. It looks like a beautiful one, apparently people seem to think these dogs are a bit lean sometimes. My mother always jumps onto me when she visits that my dog isnt eating enough. Oh if she only saw how much my girl eats!
05-26-2014 06:34 PM
Springbrz Ziva was 4.8 lbs. at 7 weeks. She in now 57.7 lbs. at 14.5 months. I worried, too. Everyone here reassured me they are all different. With good food and lots of TLC your pup will grow just fine.
Just don't over feed trying to "make" the pup grow faster. It will cause health problems down the road. Find the best quality food you can afford and feed her based on the bag.
For help finding a good kibble :
Dog Food Reviews and Ratings | Dog Food Advisor

Check out the puppy section here on the forum. Lots of good advice for all areas there.

Oh, and cute pup!
05-26-2014 12:57 PM
Courtney haha cute pic

The ears alone tell me she is a lot younger than 8 weeks.

Do not over feed to gain weight. Feed her a good diet, let her sleep when she needs to. Get her to the vet for a wellness exam. She will grow, trust me.
05-26-2014 12:49 PM
Ada.tedder13 Attachment 212282this is the best one I could get
05-26-2014 12:35 PM
Alice13 She looks purebred to me but she does look a little too small to be 8 weeks. I'm not sure though

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05-26-2014 12:06 PM
Courtney I think there's a possibility the breeder was not honest about the age of the pups & sold you a pup that was 4-6 weeks old.

If that's not the cae & she is close to 8 weeks that does seem small.

Has she been to the vet yet? Vets can usually tell the age.

Can you post a better picture of her? A head shot & clear full body shot.
05-26-2014 11:57 AM
Ada.tedder13 I just weighed her and she's 5.7 lbs.
05-23-2014 04:30 PM
Amurphy26 She looks about the same size as mine when I got her and she was 6 wks old .


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