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5 month old male health concern

My 5 month old Gsd male kolby went to the vet yesterday. The vet said he appeared to be in good health however he was on the small side. He weighed in at 39 lbs. He was on Purina puppy but I have since switched him to authority grain free from pet smart. His sister is on royal canin gsd formula dry food and is 10 lbs ahead of him. She is taller, longer, with more muscle and denser bones. Her coat is also much softer. How long before my boy will catch up or have I stunted his growth with a low quality food?
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The pics are a little dark, but from what I can see he looks fine. Going with better quality food is always a good idea, not sure where Authorty ranks.
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I want to say my youngest was about the same weight at that age. He has always been lean. Right now he is 18 months and 72 pounds. I don't really want him over 80 pounds when he fills out. He is lean and well muscled. A good food is always recommended. Dogfoodadvisor.com is a pretty good site to find one.

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The pics are a little dark, but from what I can see he looks fine. Going with better quality food is always a good idea, not sure where Authorty ranks.
Thanks I just hope we can catch up with his sister.


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I want to say my youngest was about the same weight at that age. He has always been lean. Right now he is 18 months and 72 pounds. I don't really want him over 80 pounds when he fills out. He is lean and well muscled. A good food is always recommended. Dogfoodadvisor.com is a pretty good site to find one.
That website gives my dog food a 4 star rating so I'm going to stick with it. He seems to be taking well to it so.

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He looks fine to me! Don't be concerned with him catching up to his sister. He will be as big as he is supposed to be. Whatever you do, don't over feed your boy with the hopes of making him larger. All that will do is make him fatter, not bigger. And that is really bad for his health.
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He looks fine to me! Don't be concerned with him catching up to his sister. He will be as big as he is supposed to be. Whatever you do, don't over feed your boy with the hopes of making him larger. All that will do is make him fatter, not bigger. And that is really bad for his health.
this is his sis, she's gorgeous too.

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Very pretty pups! Are they littermates?
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