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weight on gsp

Post by jer_allen27 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:54 pm

I got a 11 month old GSP. And I'm feeding her nutro hi performance. About 5 to 6 cups a day and still her ribs show a bit and looks gangly. Is this normal for a GSP at this age. She is full of energy and appears healthy.
What do u all think?

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Re: weight on gsp

Post by jlp8cornell » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:04 pm

Can you post a pic? How many ribs showing? I keep mine so that you can see about 2 ribs...

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Re: weight on gsp

Post by ezzy333 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:43 pm

jer_allen27 wrote:I got a 11 month old GSP. And I'm feeding her nutro hi performance. About 5 to 6 cups a day and still her ribs show a bit and looks gangly. Is this normal for a GSP at this age. She is full of energy and appears healthy.
What do u all think?
Not unusual for a teen ager. Just give him some time and he will mature and gain some weight. But I sure wouldn't feed him any more and if you see any sign of loose stool I would even cut him back slightly. You have to be up near the max a dog can handle.

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Re: weight on gsp

Post by JMc » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:48 pm

4-5 cups of Diamond Naturals and my GSP is still a 3-4 ribber.

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Post by jer_allen27 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:52 pm

She always has about 3 to 4 ribs showing. Maybe its just her age.

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Re: weight on gsp

Post by BillGraves » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:39 pm

My 6-yr old is on 4 cups of PPP and most ribs are showing and that is with Prozyme! Hip bones are very visible as well.

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Re: weight on gsp

Post by ultracarry » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:15 pm

My dogs sire could eat 6-8 cups of euk 30-20 and you could still see every rib and hip bone. My girl has ribs showing and she is very healthy. She eats 3-5 cups a day depending on how much she works/how she acts. I wouldn't worry and actually like how it looks.

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