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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-31-2010, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Is my pup gaining too much weight too fast?

Just had last set of shots on my pup and of course the Vet weighed him. I was shocked. On July 26 th he weighed in at 25.5 lbs. Had him in there today Aug 31 and he weighed 45.1 lbs. Thats basically 20 lbs in a month!!! Thats crazy growth. Is this normal??

I dont think he is overweight.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-31-2010, 01:25 PM
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If thats the latest picture, he looks good to me. He may be getting ready for a growth spurt. I assume you are regulating his food.
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-31-2010, 01:41 PM
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Oh man, that is a nice looking pup!
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-31-2010, 01:52 PM
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He is identical to my Strider. They could be twins. Strider is a large guy to.

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What did your vet say? My vet wanted Shasta's growth to be around 10 to 12 pounds a month.

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He looks great to me too! Stosh had a big growth spurt like that too, I think it was 18 lbs in a month, then he slowed back down to 3-4 a week.
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no way to tell if he is overweight from that type of pic. he would at least to be standing with a pic form the side.

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Just had last set of shots on my pup and of course the Vet weighed him. I was shocked. On July 26 th he weighed in at 25.5 lbs. Had him in there today Aug 31 and he weighed 45.1 lbs. Thats basically 20 lbs in a month!!! Thats crazy growth. Is this normal??

I dont think he is overweight.
Can you clarify? Are you concerned that your puppy is getting fat or that your puppy is growing too fast and might be at risk for pano?

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another look from the top...?

I am worried he is growing too fast and is at risk for problems later on in life and if he looks obese. Twenty lbs in a month is alot of growth.
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Is he on puppy food? My VET has us stop feeding the pup puppy food relativity soon because of the possible problem mentioned above ( fast growth ).
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