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Ideal weight

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by bullet, May 5, 2010.


  1. bullet

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    Hi everyone. Just taken Bobbie to the vets for his booster jabs, mot, and got him weighed. He's fine, but the vet said although he's still got shape, she didn't really want to see him put on any more weight. He's gsd x wolfhound, gsd size and 2 years 4 months old approx. He weighs 36 kg, does that seem heavy to you.? We try to keep his meals the same, he has jwb dry food with 1/2 a small pouch, just to make it interesting, and we try to keep to their recomendations. He also gets a good walk with plenty of running off lead every day. What do you all think?:eek:
     
  2. Freyja

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    I go by how they look and feel rather than how much they weight. If I can feel the ribs but not necessarily see them and on the whippets and greyhounds if I can see a couple of nobs of their spin then I think they are fine.

    As far as a wolfhound x GSD i've no idea how much they would weigh but the greyhound that I lost 6 weeks ago William was 31" to his shoulder and weighed over 40kg when he looked as though his weight was right.
     
  3. Sleeping_Lion

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    Sounds good to me, if you can feel ribs without having to search through any fat, you're on the right tracks. It must be more difficult with a hairy dog to see their actual condition, more about feeling I'd guess.

    For comparison, my two bitches weigh 27kgs and 28kgs, both Labradors, the largest is just under 2' high at the shoulder, but obviously it's much easier for me to see their actual body condition.
     
  4. rona

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    Doesn't sound excessive to me, but the vet may have concerns about joints if the weight goes up at all.
     
  5. bullet

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    Cheers for that, he feels ok to me, you can see him in my album:D
     
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