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Old 08-08-2005, 12:26 PM
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yes from the pictures I can see they look like a healthy weight.

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Old 08-08-2005, 12:38 PM
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It looks like your pups are just where they should be. So long as you follow feeding directions on the bag and your vet doesn't raise any objections, then I think you're just fine. I agree completely with the comment about 99% of the general public having no idea what a good weight is. I see so many dogs and puppies come in for boarding that are just grossly obese. It makes me ill, because I just know those dogs are in for a host of health problems later. I also have to wonder about the vet these people are using or if they've got a vet at all.
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Old 08-08-2005, 01:32 PM
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oakley was a little too skinny when we first got him, but 'fattened' up once we switched him to food he actually liked (kirkland brand at costco!)

he still looks pretty skinny, but my vet said he is at a healthy weight...

you can see in the pic how much his belly slopes up around his ribs

(if anyone thinks oakley actually is too skinny, let me know, lol)

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Old 08-08-2005, 01:34 PM
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They don't look too skinny to me AT ALL. I have never seen a fat puppy or thick puppy so I don't know. but they look healthy and well fed to me looks about the same weight as my puppies.

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Old 08-08-2005, 01:50 PM
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Dreeza--for a moment, your dog looked like a goat and I got really confused, then I scrolled the page over and saw the tail.
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Old 08-08-2005, 02:05 PM
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They look the picture of health to me!
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Old 08-08-2005, 08:44 PM
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Thanks for all of the support. I don't think the guy meant any harm in what he said but just wanted to voice his opinion w/o truly voicing his opinion!
I'm glad I came to check this thread b/c I was just downstairs looking at Daisy thinking "Is she too thin?" It's funny what happens when the "seed" is planted!
Oh yeah, and there was a lab there that was so overweight even my kids (4 and 6) commented on it. They said he looked like a big bear! He was cute though...but aren't they all!
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:01 PM
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Once Belly lost her pot belly, someone said the same thing to me. Trust me, Belly wasn't named BELLY just for the sake of it! Some ppl just want to seem like they know everything about dogs. Your pups are adorable! So cute!

It's all fun and games until someone loses and eyeball...then it's PING PONG!!!

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Old 08-08-2005, 09:02 PM
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Colby looks a bit tubby at times, but really she is at the perfect weight. I can feel her ribs perfectly and she has a nice waist. It's just her build. Tippy has long hair on her belly that hangs down and makes her look fat, and she's got so much fur that she looks so big lol! They're all nice and thin.
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:45 PM
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Don't worry, people have said that to me about Raika too. She's just growing so fast, she can barely keep weight on. We basically free feed her...whenever she seems hungry we give her food. She does look skinny to me, but not malnourished skinny. I know she'll fill out eventually. Right now she's a crazy pup and runs all her calories off! I think your pups look just fine. They are SOOOO cute!!!
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