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Weight for a three month old male

 
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Concreteboy
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PostPosted: 02/08/09, 12:05 am    Post subject: Weight for a three month old male Reply with quote

My male is weighing about 12 lbs looks very skinny can see ribs he does not eat very much, can i maybe change his food? The breeder i bought him from has me feeding him a adult food that has alot of lamb and protein i exercise him 3 to 4 times a week 1 to 2 mile runs at the park. Confused
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PostPosted: 02/08/09, 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't mention what the fat/protein ratio is of your food. Regardless, I would really strongly recommend feeding a puppy food. I add a milk replacer, too. Our competition dogs that are being worked hard also receive the puppy food.

There are many brands out there that produce a good quality puppy food that won't be "too hot" and lead to risks of growth problems.
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PostPosted: 02/08/09, 5:18 pm    Post subject: Weight for a three month old male Reply with quote

Hi,

I feed my young dog Nutro Holistic for large breed puppies - he is thin and this seems to help him without causing issues with growth.

Cathy
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PostPosted: 02/09/09, 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I bypassed another obvious thing....I would take the pup to the vet with a fecal sample and have him tested for worms. Worms are not uncommon in a young dogs....or old, for that matter!

Good Luck!
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PostPosted: 02/09/09, 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My pup is just turning a year old this month and is approaching 70lbs. At 12 weeks of age he weighed 22 pounds. I'd have him looked at.
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