Shih Tzu Q&A
I have a euro mountain sheparnese dog and he is now 15 weeks he is close to 40 lbs so far and i was wondering if he may be on a normal growth track , he eats twice a day on purinapuppy chow . I guess i just think that he is pretty big for his age, char
I would say that was pretty consistant with ours who is now coming up to 3 years old and is approximately 53.5 kg. As a puppy he was almost twice the size of other dogs and as he grew, it was almost disproportionate as time passed but eventually caught up and equalled out. Is this lad in the web page yours? JIM>.
That sounds about right!!!! However, I highly suggest you change his food to California Natural or Wellness or anything that has "higher quality ingreidients" and no bone-meal or by-products. We used to feed all of our dogs & cats Purina thinking it was great but got yelled at by two different vets about how horrible it was. It's not the worst food for them, but they said it's like feeding your child McDonald's everyday. Apparently it causes Cancer and Diabetes!!!! I almost burst into tears - they do such a good job with the marketing!!! She said to read labels, labels, labels on the back. If it has a by-product as any of the first 3 ingredients put it back! They aren't super expensive (Wellness is kind of pricey and Evo is too) but Healthwise & California Natural are pretty reasonable. I've already noticed in the last 3 months a HUGE difference in the amount of shedding, their coats (super sleek, soft, BLACK, and very shiny) and just their bodies in general. I own a rescued 5 year old purebred German Shepherd and every since I switched over the food & added Fish Oil (1000mg a day), she runs around like a puppy! No joke. Also I just wanted to ad, because of the richness of the food you usually can get away with feeding a little less and in the long run you'll save money on vet bills and hopefully prolong your new pup's life! Post pics - mine is "Zeus" and he is laying on the tan couch. Feel free to e-mail me at RoyalPawsRescue@gmail.com - I live in Burlington, VT. Best of luck and hope that helps. With excellent food I guarantee he will grow to be one healthly little beast!!!!
how is it going? I dont have an awnswer but getting one today. How big is he now? Are you feeding the dog purina?
Hi! I have a 6 month old named Kaleigh, and while she is the absolute sweetest dog in the world...I feel like she loves people and other dogs maybe a little bit too much. It's all we can do to keep her in the yard, and keeping her from jumping and play biting is next to impossible. We've seen some improvement with age, but we have small nieces and nephews, and I don't just want to wait and see if she grows out of it. Does anyone have any experience with this or suggestions on training techniques? Also, side note, she eats EVERYTHING. Dirt, rocks, moss, paper, grass...everything. We're close to getting an invisible fence, and right now when we walk her we can mostly keep her from the bad stuff, but I'm afraid it's going to mess with her digestion when we let her out by herself. Thoughts and suggestions appreciated!