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Post by Brettsbully on Tue Jun 07 2016, 21:12

Hi everyone,Vinny had his first course of injections tonight which went well. His weight was checked and he was 2.3kg. Is this about right for a 8 week old male?I know they all vary but does that seem ok?
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Re: 8 week old weight

Post by -Ian- on Tue Jun 07 2016, 21:31

To be honest weight at that age doesn't really account for much, it's much better to go on looks and a healthy appetite. As long as Vinny has a good appetite, is growing and you can feel the ribs but not see them then you'll not go far wrong.

Having said all that, someone with a younger Staff than mine might be able to say if that's about average weight for age.


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Post by Brettsbully on Tue Jun 07 2016, 21:43

He is eating fine and is a nice shape etc.Any other food I can give him other than the dry food he is on.I have mixed in a little meat but after 3 feeds his poo was getting very soft.
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Post by -Ian- on Tue Jun 07 2016, 22:02

As you've noticed, changing food can upset their tums so change it little by little to avoid any nasty messes. As for other foods for puppies I'm not so sure as I haven't had a pup for a long time but I'm sure someone will offer some suggestions Smile


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Post by gillybrent on Wed Jun 08 2016, 10:51

weight isn't really important, as such, at the moment - his shape & general appearance is more important. if he's growing well, with a healthy appetite & loads of energy then you're okay!

what food are you giving him at the moment?

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Post by Brettsbully on Sun Jun 12 2016, 17:49

He is on JW dry puppy food. Occasionally I mix in a small bit of meat in with it.I have done a bit more research and he is in good shape and very active.He likes a nap after a good run around lol.
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Post by Steph7990 on Sun Jun 12 2016, 19:59

When mine had his vaccination at 9 weeks he weighed in at 2.6kg so sounds good to me. My vet was pleased with his weight.
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