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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-07-2010, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Am I feeding enough? (Pics inside)

I give Deebo 2 cups of Innova LB twice a day.

He will be 9 months on July 21st.
Last time I weighed him, he was about 75, so I bet now he is at least 80+.


He is lean, but I am wondering if he is too skinny. Haven't had any comments, other than my father, but just want to make sure.










He has a wide back end...hips and stuff. I look at other GSDs and they sometimes have a slant back, that stays narrow.

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4 cups a day sounds fine. He is just young and full of energy. GSDs don't fill out until about 2 years old.

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He's very cute and probably getting enough food. If you're concerned, maybe supplement his 4 cups a day with a half lb or so ground beef, raw or cooked to give some extra protein and calories. He looks lean, but not too skinny for his age. Let's worry more about getting those floppy (and really cute!) ears up soon.
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At over 8 months...those ears are done. I spend months 5.5-7 trying and nothing.

He will be unique.

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At over 8 months...those ears are done. I spend months 5.5-7 trying and nothing.

He will be unique.
Hey, I had lots of people telling me how cute and unique Max was when his left ear seemed really lazy. You're right, he is unique and the same wonderful. special companion with or without perked ears.
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I think he looks normal as well. You want to keep him lean like that. He has a nice waist and you said he still has a butt. He is just still in that awkward preteen phase where he doesn't really have an adult body, but he not a puppy anymore (not his body anyways, his mind is another story). I bet when he is around 18 m/o you will start to see him get more of the characteristics of a big boy. If you are worried about his muscle mass, you can add in a raw egg daily and a small amount (4 oz) or raw meat occasionally, but the most important thing is exercise. Just like in humans.... if you eat a 2 lb steak daily.... you won't get muscular... just fat. So if you add in the extra Calories, make sure you up his exercise appropriately. You you add in an extra game of tug, add in a weekly off leash hike in the woods, go swimming somewhere.

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At over 8 months...those ears are done. I spend months 5.5-7 trying and nothing.

He will be unique.

yep. count me as one who absolutely loves the floppy eared gsd. i would not have cared one iota if Kimbas ears never made it up.

he is a good looking boy.

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I don't think he's too skinny. Good looking dawg

A tired puppy is a good puppy

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I think he does look thin, particularly picture 2. Could be that he does not have a lot of muscle back there?
Maybe take the suggestion of a little extra ground meat, or even a leg quarter.
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Pic #2 does make him look pretty skinny. But that weight at his age and size doesn't raise any major red flags to me. If he is eating well and poops are regular I would just add a few calories here and there.
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