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06-27-2014 09:08 PM
CelticGlory She's a beautiful girl! I always preferred an All Life Stage food.
06-25-2014 05:56 PM
YORCHI
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Originally Posted by Doc View Post
As a very general rule for young pups, #of months old X 10. It also depends on the size of the parents and bloodlines.
So my 3 month old puppy should be 30 pounds? I weighed her last week and she was 20 pounds give or take. She's going to be much less now that she just got over being sick. Maybe my pup will just be a smaller dog than normal, and that's fine with me.
06-24-2014 06:00 PM
Doc As a very general rule for young pups, #of months old X 10. It also depends on the size of the parents and bloodlines.
06-24-2014 03:33 PM
DJEtzel
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Originally Posted by msnorth View Post
Here's Ruby at 45 lbs & will be 5 months on Sunday. I don't think she looks overweight at all. Opinions?
Yes, she is a little big. I would lose at least a few pounds. Maybe cut food back by 1/4 or 1/2 a cup a day.
06-24-2014 03:00 PM
my boy diesel she is not what i would consider lean
simba i think the point of keeping them lean is so they are not dealing with excess calories which might encourage rapid growth but i could be wrong
that was the impression i always got anyway

http://www.lgd.org/library/Optimal%2...%20puppies.pdf

i guess too much of a good thing is a bad thing

good explanation http://www.ivcjournal.com/articles/f...breed-puppies/
06-24-2014 02:27 PM
mydogs She looks big boned not really overweight. Maybe a few pounds that's about it though.


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06-24-2014 02:20 PM
Ace GSD
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Here's Ruby at 45 lbs & will be 5 months on Sunday. I don't think she looks overweight at all. Opinions?
Hm.. to me she doesnt look overweight but i think the healthy form is when the tummy is tuck behind the rib and your baby doesnt look like that. altho the weight is reasonable cause mine is 15 weeks 38 lbs and his tummy is tucked behind the rib. But also have to consider some have bigger bones than others
06-24-2014 02:14 PM
simba405 It's more about the rate bones grow, not weight.
06-24-2014 01:52 PM
msnorth Here's Ruby at 45 lbs & will be 5 months on Sunday. I don't think she looks overweight at all. Opinions?
06-23-2014 08:43 PM
Courtney
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Originally Posted by jocoyn View Post
The ingredients shows it is labeled for all life stages and is 1.0% calcium, 0.8% phosphorus with 27% protein. I would be more concerned with giving the pup a predominately chicken based food more than the fact it is not labeled as a large breed puppy food. The "numbers" look perfectly fine.

One issue with chicken is if the pup develops a chicken allergy....whoo boy..it is very hard to avoid when selecting alternate foods.

I was concerned when I fed Fromm that all those ingredients would set him up for allergies but we have zero issues in that regard......I definitely think variety is the spice of life....I have to look but there was a pretty good article on that....
Yes! Even when we fed kibble I mixed it up with the meat source/ variety is good IMO to avoid food allergies or sensitivities.
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