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Is my Jug puppy underweight and how much should I feed her?

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Matthew Sherry, Nov 28, 2020.


  1. Matthew Sherry

    Matthew Sherry PetForums Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I got a jug puppy (jug x jrt) a week ago so she’s now 9 weeks old.

    she only weighs 1.2kg, should I be conserved at all? She has been to the vets for her first vaccination and the vet didn’t seemed concerned.

    Also, how much should I be feeding her? Because she so small her food packet says 40-130g per day up to 5kg puppy but it’s not specific enough for her weight

    thanks in advance!
     

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    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

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    She doesn't look underweight.
    To get more specific feeding amounts, ring the food manufacturer.
     
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  3. Matthew Sherry

    Matthew Sherry PetForums Newbie

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    she looks small but not underweight if that makes sense? So she’s not skinny
     
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    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

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    As long as she's growing, that's fine. As a crossbreed, there's no 'set' size or ultimate weight to expect.
     
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    She looks fine to me and very cute, I'd have a word with your vet about feeding they should have a nurse that specialize in pets diet.
     
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    Also be aware that a majority of pugs out there are overweight, bordering on obese. So if you're using fat pug + JRT as your visual you'e going to be expecting a much bigger dog than healthyweight pug + JRT. A higher majority of pug crossbreeds are overweight compared to average too, probably with a similar root cause.
     
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