Re: is my puppy skinny?
please, please, please do not get caught up in the numbers. i agree with everyone as far as keeping an eye on the ribs. if you keep your dog on the lean side, he will have a greater chance of living longer and having less stuctural problems. if he is eating a nutritious diet and is not being underfed (ribs being noticeably visible) then he will grow as he is genetically predisposed to. ive seen pics on this site where the dog was at least 20 lbs overweight and responders saying "id rather see the dog a little plump than too lean." thats bull***t advice.
im glad to see the responders on this particular thread giving sound advice regarding this matter. i have to bite my tongue every time i go to the vet as at least a half to two thirds of the dogs that come in are just too fat.
Kimba (gsd) 5/9/07
Saby the mutt~1/15/01
Frisco (gsd) 6/21/02
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felines-Chanel, Panther, TJ