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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-13-2009, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Does my pup grow too fast?

Hi, My pup Addy is at about 16 weeks. She is female, about 40lbs now. I give her Innova Large Breed Puppy food. She came home at 12 weeks and she was 24lbs at that time. Does she grow too fast? I am a little worried, because she is much heavier than the standard. Here is the picture when she came home and the picture now.


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Re: Does my pup grow too fast?

I think they must go through a growth spurt around that time. Here are pics of Bella at 2 mos...




1 month later, at 3 mo...



She's more than doubled in size! I'm pretty sure it's completely normal. You've got a gorgeous pup there!

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Re: Does my pup grow too fast?

If you could get a shot of her standing up I think that that would help people in deciding if she looks to be the right weight. What is important is not the weight so much as the look of the dog. If you can easily feel the ribs when running your hand over them without being able to actually see them, then your pup is at a good weight. Either way, she's beautiful!

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Re: Does my pup grow too fast?

our pup was gaining 3-5 lbs a week during that time as well
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Originally Posted By: JerzeyGSDIf you could get a shot of her standing up I think that that would help people in deciding if she looks to be the right weight. What is important is not the weight so much as the look of the dog. If you can easily feel the ribs when running your hand over them without being able to actually see them, then your pup is at a good weight. Either way, she's beautiful!
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Re: Does my pup grow too fast?

Run your hands over her ribcage. If you can feel the ribs without pressing too hard she is just fine. Some people would like to see the last rib or two but I think for a growing puppy the first test is the best.
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