Does anyone know of a chart of reference on what my pitbull puppy should weigh at what age (in months, weeks, etc). I have a 13 week old pitbull puupy that weighs 21 lbs. He doesn't eat alot but never seems to be hungry, he will eat alot if i mix some cooked unseasoned deboned chicken in his food. He eats innova by the way. I even tried free feeding him to see if he would eat more but he didn't. The vet says he's healthy as can be but I just wonder if anyone has a similiar situiation or comments.
i have a 8 week old blue pit that also eats innova or evo and he weighs 12.8 pounds!!!! the vet told me he should weigh around 20 pounds when he is 13 weeks because since he is going to be a big boy!!! i am also looking for a weight chart let me know if you find one!
Pitbulls are heavy boned,and very muscular, and the weight of any of my friends puppies has always astounded me, since I breed Bostons, and they can weigh 6 ounces at birth. If your dog is not pigging out, and the vet says he's normal, he's fine. You're going to have a big dog!
Congrats on your pup. Actually that weight is on the big side to normal for his age. At 4 months you can double the weight of a healthy pup and it will give you an approximate weight for your pup.
APBTs on average are between 30-60 lbs give or take a little. The proportions are what is more important more so than the exact # as per the UKC standard.
There are too many factors that come into play for their to be a height weight growth chart. Some things that effect growth are first and foremost genetics/bloodlines, then nutrition, parasites, overall health, the care given, exercise, etc.
Personally I would not feed a puppy EVO. Regular Innova is a very good food for pups in my opinion.
I do not like free feeding or adding unnecessary things to food as it makes for picky eaters and or cause a pup to be overweight or grow too fast in some instances. Also dog food is balanced and pups need a balanced diet. messing around with that can do more harm than good.
As for a pups weight overall, fat pups are NOT healthier actually they have more stress on their growing joints. Most people seem to thing chubby is cute and healthy sadly. If your vet says the weight is fine that is a good sign.
Just wanted to add to the person with the blue pup. Blue is just a color and not a "type" of APBT.
Here is a good site to learn more about the breed: www.apbtconformation.com
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my dogs half boston and he is a very picky eater. i have never had a dog that would leave his bowl half full.. my little guy eats like a cat its funny. iv also never seen a dog hide his bones around he hides them in my closet under the couch under the rug and then goes back and finds them it is so funny.