Hi all, I have a healthy 3 1/2 month old Lab, GSD mix male. He is growing like mad. He was 31 lbs 3 weeks ago and now is 42 lbs. I'm underfeeding him..according to the puppy food chart but he looks very healthy.
I'm asking because of having read and heard that larg breeds can grow to fast and you have to watch it. What is to fast?
Is 11 lbs in 3 weeks to fast for a pup this age and breed?
He is seeing the Vet next week for shots and will ask more then..but its a young new vet, she has miss judged him before.
With Dobes, you have to monitor their growth, too fast and they get panosteitis, that is "growing pains" in their joints.If they start limping around, it's probably pano and the protein needs to be cut back a bit. Not too familiar with Shepherds or Labs. If he's skinny and he's been wormed and checks out OK, he's probably growing UP so fast he can't grow OUT and put on some bulk...LOL don't worry, when he reaches his maximum height, he'll fill out.
***Edited By: schoolbus gal on 10/5/2009 3:06:51 PM*** Reason: edit