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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-22-2016, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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So Millie just turned 8 months over a week ago and she just got weighed today and she was only 41.8 lbs... now I always understood she would be smaller than most (she was 7 lbs at 8 weeks) which doesn't bother me but is this normal for this age? Even for a small gsd. She definitely eats a lot, but she's always put on weight very slowly.
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Try not to focus on the number on the scale too much. Body condition is more important than actual weight. Can you post pictures of your girl? That would be a better way to tell if her weight is ok.
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These were taken just last week

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She is pretty lean under all the fluff!
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From the pictures, she looks fine to me!
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Okay that's reassuring thank you she was playing with another gsd (same age) at the park the other day and they were same height, but the other girl was 60lbs! I was actually pretty surprised I figured she'd weigh more because it feels like she's grown a lot this past month. But as long as she's healthy I'm happy
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My 17 month old male is only 65 lbs, if it makes you feel any better.

As long as she doesn't feel too skinny, I wouldn't worry. What does your vet say about her weight? Your girl still has some filling out to do, since she's only 8 months.
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She got a check up about a month ago and the vet says she's fine! She's not under weight but she said I could feed her more if I wanted to. She eats two cups in the morning and two cups at dinner time.
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She got a check up about a month ago and the vet says she's fine! She's not under weight but she said I could feed her more if I wanted to. She eats two cups in the morning and two cups at dinner time.

2 cups of what?
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