krissy Posted July 20, 2013 Share Posted July 20, 2013 Just curious to hear from those of you with older puppies (Truman, Joey, and Lilly's moms!) when your pups started to fill out? I've honestly never been concerned about Kili's weight/condition. She's thin. I totally can agree with that, however I sort of felt like this is normal for a greyhound of her age. She just turned 11 months a couple of days ago and I think she's pulling up in height a little right now. She does tend to cycle through periods of looking better conditioned and looking quite thin. But she eats well, has been having good poops recently (after all our diarrhea issues), she has the softest, shiniest coat ever, and she is ACTIVE! I mean, she's the energizer bunny. If I'm off we're hiking (which means she's running for almost 2 hours straight) and she's probably playing with another dog for over an hour in the same day. She has sport/agility classes twice a week and I usually train her at least once a day. She also most days gets at least an hour of leash walking in. I also free jog with her a couple times a week (I've been slacking the last 2 weeks with the heat wave though). Her growth has really slowed down now but she is still gaining weight. I weigh her at work every couple of weeks and she's always up. Right now we're in the middle of changing food from TOTW Pacific Stream Puppy to Purina Veterinary Joint Mobility which is what I'm hoping will be her adult food (I will be feeding it at the recommended intake for puppies until she's about 15-18 months though). On the TOTW she's supposed to get 2.75-3.5 cups (so I split the difference and usually feed about 3 cups). On the Purina she's supposed to get 3.5 cups. So right now with the switch over I'm feeding about 3.5 cups of a blend. The Purina is a higher protein content than most foods so I'm hoping that'll be good for keeping up with her activity. I'd also been looking into some of the performance dog foods, but most of them are also really high fat which worries me. My breeder warned me about feeding her a food too high in protein/fat as a puppy because they can push growth too fast (which I totally agree with having seen problems with Danes and other long legged puppies that are fed a small breed puppy food), but I'm wondering if maybe now that she's not growing so fast it'll be ok. I guess I wasn't really worried until a bunch of GREYHOUND people (mostly show folks) were commenting that she's too skinny. I think you just went through that though Tiffany... so maybe you can reassure me since Joey is gorgeous. I don't think it helps that her coat is white... I think it exaggerates ribbiness in pictures. Anyway, when did your pups fill out, what did you feed, were they super skinny as pups? As an aside, Kili is still intact so early spay lankiness is not an issue. Quote Kristie and the Apex Agility Greyhounds: Kili (ATChC AgMCh Lakilanni Where Eagles Fly RN IP MSCDC MTRDC ExS Bronze ExJ Bronze ) and Kenna (Lakilanni Kiss The Sky RN MADC MJDC AGDC AGEx AGExJ). Waiting at the Bridge: Retired racer Summit (Bbf Dropout) May 5, 2005-Jan 30, 2019 Like us on Facebook! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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