Wait, maybe I miscommunicated what I was trying to say, even though I KNOW what I was trying to say.
I'm not questioning the nutrition my dog is receiving, nor am I the least bit concerned with her not gaining weight, because this is my 4th GSD among other dogs I've previously owned. I've also trained many, MANY, GSDs in my life.
I know that many, if not all, GSDs don't even start filling out until well into their second year, and can do so up to 3 years of age. What I do question, and doesn't make sense to me, is that a dog can grow in size and not gain weight, and in fact, possibly LOSE weight during that process.
I don't remember any of my other dogs ever doing this, although it may be that I just never noticed or even remember such an anomaly, if that's what it is, but it sure is weird, and I wanted to know if anyone else has noticed this, because I am starting to wonder if the vet's scale is inaccurate.
I mean, every time my dog steps on my foot it, hurts more and more each time!
The theory of "growing" energy vs. "storing", or even "muscular", energy I understand, but to not see weight gain, or again seeing loss of weight gain, during growth is quite puzzling. Like I said, my dog is not skinny, either, so seeing her so obviously grow in size yet not see a change on the scale doesn't make a whole lot of sense. So, I was curious to hear if anyone else experienced this, or more accurately, NOTICED this in their own dogs, or is it possible that a vet's scale is off? I doubt the latter, because I would think that if their scale was off, that would cause them all kinds of problems such as incorrect meds dosages, etc.
And, then again, could it be that maybe I'm just witnessing one of those unexplainable miracles of life?