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    Default My Henry only weighed in at 13lbs at almost 4 months old.

    My Henry only weighed in at 13lbs at almost 4 months old. At 12 weeks he weighed in at 11.4lb. 3.5 weeks later he only weighed in at 13lbs. The vet thought he looked great and not to change a thing. He's currently eating Fromms Chicken ala Veg and is getting 1.5 cups/day total with a little
    extra kibble for training treats. His stool has been looking firmer for 3 days now and i'm able to pick it up, finally w/o the need for pumpkin. His father was 65lbs, all muscle and his mother was only 38 lbs. What is everyones opinion. ?



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    Default Re: My Henry only weighed in at 13lbs at almost 4 months old.

    see of his poos go back to soft serve after the pumpkin. I would weigh him more than monthly and see if he starts to lo
    se weight. He should not ever lose unless you are trying to get him too. As long as he is still gaining, He might be a slow grower. But keep an eye on it.

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    He really doesn't look that skinny but I'd be worried too if my puppy lost weight.

    You mention his stool is getting firmer. What issues have you had? Did he have parasites? What food were you feeding prior to the Fromm chicken?

    Im going to tag @desertskybulldogs and @Davidh who may be able to offer some advice too!!

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    Default Re: My Henry only weighed in at 13lbs at almost 4 months old.

    I am by no means an expert but is there a reason he only gets 1 1/2 cups a day? Is that all he will eat. Spielman is 11 weeks and he eats nearly 3 cups per day plus treats, frozen green beans, etc. He would eat more but I try to keep it to 3 cups right now as that is what I read on this site is a good amount for that age.

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    Default Re: My Henry only weighed in at 13lbs at almost 4 months old.

    Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
    He really doesn't look that skinny but I'd be worried too if my puppy lost weight.

    You mention his stool is getting firmer. What issues have you had? Did he have parasites? What food were you feeding prior to the Fromm chicken?

    Im going to tag @desertskybulldogs and @Davidh who may be able to offer some advice too!!

    He didn't lose weight, he just didn't gain as much as expected (only 1.6lbs was gained in a month). No parasites. i've had him checked 3 times since i've had him, most recently yesterday. He had roundworms at 10 weeks but has tested negative since then. He was eating Iams puppy when i got him and he was having soft runny stools, Switched him to Pork/Applesauce Fromm life stages, and poo still soft but not runny. He's been on Fromm Chicken ala veg now for 1.5 weeks and poo has looked good the last 3 days

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    Default Re: My Henry only weighed in at 13lbs at almost 4 months old.

    I would think you might want to up his food a little bit. Was more food causing the soft ? When Brutus was that age I was feeding three cups as well. One cup at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Even not that Brutus is about to be six months, I've noticed if I cut back on his food at all he will start loosing weight. He now gets his food measured out, however I feed 1.5 cups in the morning, and then again at night. Henry sure is a cutie
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    Default Re: My Henry only weighed in at 13lbs at almost 4 months old.

    I guess now that his stool has looked good for a few days now, i will increase his afternoon feeding by a 1/4 of a cup to see how he handles it.

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    Default Re: My Henry only weighed in at 13lbs at almost 4 months old.

    Phew... I thought I was overfeeding my guy when I realized I was feeding almost 3 cups at that age.

    I agree with the others. You may want to gradually increase his food intake. Some calcium will help build his bone density too. I used to top kibble with plain yogurt or cottage cheese. I would also feed things like carrots and frozen green beans and I'd sometimes give him cooked but unseasoned meats on his kibble (ground beef, chicken or fish).

    It may be that he is just a smaller dog and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Packing on weight quickly will stress their joints so you don't want to do that but gradually upping his food should increase his weight.

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    Jake got 1/2 cup 3 times a day until he was 6 months old. Then we slowly cut out the noon feeding and increased to 1 cup twice a day. He always gained weight and we did find out chicken was a no no. I would be careful increasing his food. Go very slowly. Fromm is high protein and too much can mess up his I agree with @BellasMom..watch him and you don't want him losing!

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    He looks fine, but yes that is a very small amount if weight gain. Likely from the digestive issues he was having. He sure is cute!!! Perhaps you can drop by the vets just for a weight check in a week to make sure he is gaining. Careful increasing too much at once.


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    Default Re: My Henry only weighed in at 13lbs at almost 4 months old.

    As long as you asked....... There is puppy food for a reason, it contains certain things puppies need and supply the FUEL for the growth of a puppy.Foods like Fromm Puppy provide those needs. Also, it is always better to feed less, more often if your schedule can, most people can't so they feed more, less often. 1 1/2 cups a day is not enough food for a growing puppy BUT the increase should come in VERY small increments. It would be great if you had a gram scale to measure the food with but if you don't, just be very gradual.

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    Default Re: My Henry only weighed in at 13lbs at almost 4 months old.

    Quote Originally Posted by kevi204 View Post
    He didn't lose weight, he just didn't gain as much as expected (only 1.6lbs was gained in a month). No parasites. i've had him checked 3 times since i've had him, most recently yesterday. He had roundworms at 10 weeks but has tested negative since then. He was eating Iams puppy when i got him and he was having soft runny stools, Switched him to Pork/Applesauce Fromm life stages, and poo still soft but not runny. He's been on Fromm Chicken ala veg now for 1.5 weeks and poo has looked good the last 3 days

    Oops sorry .. must have mis-read that!! Fromm 4* is all life stage food and there is nothing wrong feeding it to a puppy, but there is a greater fat content in the Fromm puppy so if you are really concerned you could always switch him to the puppy food for a couple of months. It's still Fromm and a fantastic food!!

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