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So I have a 7 week going on 8 week old pup.

For those who are not familiar with me, I got him really really young. My lack of research on how long I should have waited and how to avoid BYB. But still I am happy we kept him and I wouldn't change anything.

Now I have been feeding him Natures Recipe with Nutro wet food. I feed him 1/2 cup every 4 to 5 hrs a total of 4 times a day.

I can see his ribs sometimes, it not like I can see his whole skeleton but I can see his ribs at time. I have a Vet appointment on Wednesday, if I don't here anything from here I sure will get answers at our appointment.

 

Thank you.

 

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Its really hard to tell from the picture, but he doesn't seem skinny.  I'd check with the vet on Wednesday.

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my 8 mos old girl still goes through periods where she looks too skinny. If she has been particularly active or in a growth period. Then it seems to settle and she looks fine. Dobes shouldn't be chubby, rather on the lean side, it's easier on their joints. Your little guy sure is sweet. I'm so glad you've kept him and given him a good home. :)

I don't think that seeing a young puppy's ribs is a good weight. Whenever you do, it is an indication to up the amount of food you are feeding.  I generally recommend feeding about a cup 3 times a day - but my puppies go home at 9 weeks at the earliest. 

Just remember that every dog is different and what is a good amount for one isn't for another. 

Make sure that the vet checks for worms.

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Just an update, My angus is great growing and well on track .

our first visit 3 weeks ago we weighted 4lbs 6oz.

our visit yesterday we weighted 17lbs 8 oz and vet is really happy with growth. He said if I was worried and if he was still hungry after his feeding, I can up his 1 cup 3x a day to 1 cup and 1/4 3x a day.

Im happy with my Angus

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  aww he is growing fast !