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Hi Guys,


New here and new to owning a Gsd.


I have Zeus since 8 weeks old, we actually took him off of a breeder locally because his litter got parvo, Zeus made a full recovery ( the only one from the litter, so we got him just in time)
Zeus is 4 months old, and weighs 18kg
He is fed 3 times daily on Acana Prairie Poultry as following :
Meal 1 - Acana 180g, 1 raw egg, omega 3's fish oil, glucosamine supplement
Meal 2 - Tuna in fresh water or sardines, carrot, apple, 60g acana
Meal 3 - 180g Acana


Highly active dog, walked 3 times daily, obedience courses and training, as well as a lot of doggy socialising at least once a week.


So my question is how does he look, weight and health wise? I can feel ribs but I just want to look after him and have him in the best possible shape he can be. So any input is great thanks.


If better pics are needed I will upload tonight.
 

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He looks great! Pretty average weight for a 4 month old, and he looks like he is at a good weight for his size. The daily Acana translates to about 3 cups of kibble, and that is plenty, especially when taking all the extras and supplements in account.

If anything, I would cut down a bit, keep him at the body condition he is in now. He could go a bit thinner too without any harm. You should be able to feel his ribs easily. If he has a growth spurt and seems to get thinner, feed a bit more, then go back to his regular amount once he fills out.
 

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My breeder want them thinner so I finally have stopped feeling guilty. Griff is also 4 months old, with a heavy built but thinner than your pup. He gets a little less than 2/3 of a cup of Wellness LPB twice a day and raw at night; usually a chicken back with either ground turkey or raw green tripe and some organ meat, the size of an egg. And an egg about twice a week with shell and all + supplements : Vit. C, fish oil, coconut oil, MSM to keep Giardia at bay, tsp spirulina a few times a week and a tsp of goat milk powder. He weighs 38ish pounds and had gained only 4 pounds in one month vs 10 pounds the month before which freaked me out.
For treats I use freeze dried raw.
 
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