kimba, my 9 1/2 mo old puppy, has been on canidae her whole life. shes healthy and active (had coccidia last month-was treated for that). she weighed 45 lbs in october and only weighs about 53 lbs now, 3 1/2 months later. i know the rate of growth slows alot after 6 months, but i thought i might switch foods and see if anything changes. im very careful to keep her lean, but she eats about 4.5 cups of canidae ALS per day and is still lean. it just seems like she should be putting on more weight. i do not care one bit if she is on the small side, i just want her to be healthy. her stools look solid, but seem rather often (3-5 per day)
so, i have 2 questions really:
1) is it normal for growth to slow that much after 6 mos, and is it possible she'll put any significant size after the age of 9 months?
2) id like to try innova. is it too early for EVO as she may not be done growing and the protein content is very high. additionally, is it too early to just put her on innova lg breed adult or innova adult. (the only difference i see in those two is the innova adult has many more calories than the innova lg breed adult)
thanks for any input. ive researched this, but the amount of information on the web is overwhelming and often contradictory.
Kimba (gsd) 5/9/07
Saby the mutt~1/15/01
Frisco (gsd) 6/21/02
RIP-canines-Buddy, Roxy, Kujo, Kato, Pierre
felines-Chanel, Panther, TJ