Growth/Weight Gain Question

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Dax turned 7 months last week and he has been consistently gaining 2 pounds a week.  I weighed him last night and he gained 1 pound in the last 2 weeks.  Is this normal for them to fluctuate a bit like that?  I am feeding him 4 cups of food per day, 2 in the morning and 2 at night and he is pretty active.  

He was a skinny pup as he had Giardia when I got him.  He was successfully treated and has always had a big appetite. I feel he is finally up to speed where he should be at his weight.  He currently weighs 64 pounds and is 25 1/2 inches tall.  Does that sound right for his age?     

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Everyone puppy is different as long as he doesn't look emaciated you shouldn't worry I thought my puppy was under weight which he kind of is but he doesn't look like he's starving, our trainer says he looks perfect ! Your puppy seems to be right on track from what I've been reading. 

Our lil guy isn't so little anymore he just turned 5 month yesterday and weighed in at 40 pounds and is 22 and a 1/2 inches tall :) 

Your puppy seems fine to me :) 

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He will start slowing down around this age...otherwise they would be gigantic! My girl at 9 months is about 55lbs and healthy. They are all different, he should have a noticable waistline, be able to feel the ribs but not have them sticking out. He is a strong healthy young boy now!!

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Sounds like he is right on track then. :) He weighed 50 lbs at 5 mos. I know some males are bigger at his age but he is very fit and lean looking. He is quite solid. Everyone that sees him says he is gonna be huge. Time will tell. ☺ whatever size he ends up is fine with me.