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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Weight for a almost 9 month old?

I was just wondering if anyone has any weights on a 9 month old male?

I just had Stark weighed and he was 77.6lbs and is about 25-26' at the shoulder.

I am thinking he is looking kind of heavy looking, but I am not sure if that is just him 'filling out/growing into his feet/head/legs' or him filling out because he is getting a tad heafty?

He hasn't been eating lately and I am starting to wonder if it is because he is getting too much and just not hungry?

He is fed 2lbs of meat per day, 1lbs RBM, 14.4 ounces MM and 1.6ounces OM.

I was thinking of lowering the amount, but not sure if I should.

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Re: Weight for a almost 9 month old?

He's got a heavy bone structure so that sounds about right for his height. Probably just one of those weird puppy growth stages. With Otto, one day he'd have skinny flanks, a week later, puppy's got a fat butt. I never adjusted his food intake - lol he'd eat the kids dinner!

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Re: Weight for a almost 9 month old?

See, that's the thing.

One day he looks and feels great the other I think he feels and looks a tad heavy.

I can feel his ribs and see the last one (somedays two) which is why I haven't adjusted anything.

He won't eat his breakfast until like 3 o'clock in the afternoon and that is with coaxing.

I tried taking it away, locking him in the crate until he eats (he just whines to be let out - which I don't), teasing him with it, excerising him before I feed him and some days he just won't touch it. Days like yesterday he gobbles it up like he has never seen the stuff.. weird. I am wondering if it is just a growth spurt thing? Hormones? I dunno?

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Re: Weight for a almost 9 month old?

Then I think he's just fine. He may not want breakfast. A few of my dogs, Morgan included, never wanted to eat first thing in the morning. Otto (aka Gobbles) will eat anytime food is offered.

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Re: Weight for a almost 9 month old?

Stark is not as food motivated as my other dog (he LOVES the tug) so I always wonder, "what the heck is wrong with you?" when he refuses food.. lol.

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Re: Weight for a almost 9 month old?

i got Gia at 9 months. she was very thin/tall, but 60lbs. she's now 10yrs/85lbs.

Tilden was a week under 10 months and he was just 54lbs. he's now 3yrs/68lbs

Stark sounds about right for his age/height/build.

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Re: Weight for a almost 9 month old?

I know when Cody was around Stark's age, he was about 66lbs and stood close to 25''. Now at almost 7 years he's 80lbs and stands 25.3''. So I think Stark is fine, I know they gain a lot more weight as they get older and fill out.

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Re: Weight for a almost 9 month old?

Karlo weighed 82# and was 27" at 9 months. You can see his ribs(sable,shows more) and very leggy, but not thick boned. His neck is really thick, and excess skin tells me he has a bit more growing to do. His other sibs are at least 10-20#'s lighter. Most are rawfed, too. I feed him 2# a day.

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Re: Weight for a almost 9 month old?

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Quote: He won't eat his breakfast until like 3 o'clock in the afternoon and that is with coaxing
I'd cut back by 10-15% & see if this changes anything (I assume he also gets treats & maybe more of those if you've had family visiting over the holidays); also consider what you're feeding - maybe it's something he's just not that keen on or is a little tired of ...
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Re: Weight for a almost 9 month old?

Stark's neck is VERY thick, so I know he has a little more growing to do as well.

I can feel his ribs and see the last one, it could be that neck that is throwing me off? I don't know.. lol.

I am still having a hard time getting him to eat, his energy level is fine (too fine.. lol), poops are great, same old same old..

He did throw up this morning (bile) so I knew he was hungry. He only ate 1 turkey neck and 1 wing (about 10 ounces of RBM) last night and this morning I had to coax him to eat his MM (ground beef, yougurt, egg, pumpkin and liver). He did eat it after awhile though.

I think I am going to exercise him good tonight before I feed him his supper, see if a really hard play/training session makes him hungry?

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