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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-12-2016, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Is my puppy's weight normal?

Hi all! I'm new to the forum. I'm wondering if I should be concerned. My puppy is 16 weeks and 3 days. On Saturday May 7th, he was 15 weeks and 5 days and weighed 31.2 lbs. He seems a bit small for his size no??

His vet says his weight is ideal (I can feel ribs and sometimes see them and he has a waist), and I feed him 2.5 cups of Orijen Large Puppy kibble (along with a ton of treats for training -- honestly he probably gets about 3+ cups of Orijen Large Puppy kibble per day along with Peanut Butter in his kongs, chicken or cheese or hot dogs or dried rabbit pieces, etc.). But every time I check growth charts, he seems like he's underweight. It's surprising to me because honestly, he looks HUGE to me.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-12-2016, 11:14 AM
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Good, better a little thin than chunky. Try to keep him that way. Easier on his skeleton and connective tissues. He'll fill out when older. Trust your vet.
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