Is my little guy too heavy?
I know it's kind of weird asking on here considering pictures won't help. But I was wondering if it's normal for German Shepherds to breath heavy most of the day? It's been a constant battle with him. We got him at three months and he was great. He started on Orijin Large breed and at 4 months he started itching a lot! We switched his food until (FROMM, MERRICK, CANINE CAVIAR) until we found one that worked ( Canine Caviar). However, he was not putting on any weight that food (2 pounds in 30 days) so we switched him to the FROMM pork.
He'e been doing great on this food (not itching as much, coat getting soft, stools are perfect). However, I noticed that now he's walking around and always panting. Even sitting waiting for his food he is panting. He doesn't look fat to me, but I got him on the scale yesterday and at 7 months he weights 83 lbs. His dad is 120 and mom was 98. My concern with this food is that this food has 17% fat and is not specifically for large breed puppies. Orijin large breed is 16% and Fromm large breed is 14%. Based on these pictures what do you guys think?
Right now he is getting 3 1/2 cups a day (410 calories per cup) and he also gets orijin treats for training (duck,duck live) 5 calories each. On weekends Ill give him cooked chicken, steak cooked rare or pork.
(It's been 90deg here the past 8 days, but the house remains at 68deg. He just seems to be breathing heavier than usual. Could be something that is normal and I didn't notice until now.
Thank you all in advance!