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Too Skinny??

June 10th, 2005, 08:11 PM
Parker is growing really tall, really quick, but it doesn't seem to me like his weight is keeping up. Eating good, no poop problems (no worms in it), no pee problems. Seems perfectly healthy, has had his shots, vet says he's fine, and my son says that he is not too skinny - but I think he is. You can definitely feel his ribs, and his hip bones aren't sticking out. I took these photos from the top so that you could see his 'waist'. What do you guys think?

June 10th, 2005, 08:13 PM
Another one

June 10th, 2005, 08:14 PM
hes probably just fine, sams still slim too, the vet told me that it takes some pups a lil longer to fill out

just now is sammy starting to fill out a little


June 10th, 2005, 08:15 PM
And one more - maybe it's just because Hazel is such a pudge that he looks malnourished when he stands next to her! :p

June 10th, 2005, 08:17 PM
I'd say he is fine. Every puppy goes through growth spurts kind of like children. They get pudgie and then all the sudden shoot up faster then they can gain weight. After his growth spurt he'll probably start filling out more.

June 11th, 2005, 11:57 AM
As long as his appetite is good and he's otherwise healthy, he should be ok. :)

June 11th, 2005, 12:09 PM
Thanks for the replies. Jeff says that I'm just being paranoid and that he's fine. I guess I'm just a worrywart. :o