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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Good weight but too ribby?

My boy at 6 months and half.
Currently weighing 60-65 lbs but looks too ribby. your opinion?
Atleast 24" to the withers


Likes to flank suck. Not sure why.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 05:01 PM
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He does look a little too thin. What's he eating and how much?
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Gosh, what a nice looking dog. He will flesh out later.
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Thank you
He's eating orijen lbp and 4.5 cups/day. dewormed/heartwormed/flea/tick medicated every month

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He's pretty Mine is tall and lean too. She's about 60-65 but she is about 25.5-26 tall. I can't see her ribs, but she has a nice shape to her.

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nice looking dog. a little thin, maybe. add some
fresh meat, fish or chicken to his kibble. i've never
fed puppy food to my dogs.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 06:59 PM
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Beautiful dog! He does look ribby, but I don't think he's underweight. He's at that really lanky growth phase where his bones are growing faster than his muscle mass, which is pretty normal. He will fill out as he matures. I would increase his kibble ration by maybe 1/2 cup a day. But personally, I'd rather see a pup on the lean side, so you are doing a good job IMO.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 10:39 PM
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I would rather thin than heavy, and remember he is now a teenager, remember teen age human boys, all lanky, klutzy and big feet, long legs scrawny...well same thing here, all is growing at different speeds and all will catch up and he'll fill out when mature, adn that might not be til 2-3 or later
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He's too thin. You don't want to be able to see all of his ribs like that. More food will help this. Good looking dog though.

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 10:28 AM
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Uther looks almost exactly like your dog and they are about the same age. I don't notice the ribs showing in the house, but when we get out into the sunlight, I can see them clearly. I think this 6-9 month period is when they are at their lankiest.

I have decided to add some meat to his kibble (Fromm) to see if that makes the "ribby-ness" disappear.

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