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I think you should ask your vet why he (she?) thinks your Hav should gain half a pound. If he is going off some chart on what he thinks a Hav should weigh, then you may want to consider getting another vet; however, I would think that he is probably feeling your Havs ribs and giving you a suggestion. A half a pound isn't that much, so I wouldn't think your vet is highly concerned but may have given you the suggestion based on several things (hair growth, energy level for age, feeling ribs, nail growth, etc.). There could be a multitude of reasons for suggesting you up the food intake, so ask.
Edited to add: I think it is a bad idea to focus on the weight as a number in comparison to other Havanese on the forum, so try to not focus nor compare the weight of our dogs to yours. Each dog is built differently. Once you keep track of the weight of yours, then you will be able to notice substantial changes in Zeplin's body with time. His significant weight gain or loss can be very telling of other problems, so it is good for you to track his weight (but not to compare it to the weight of other Havanese).
Last edited by Havtahava; 12-01-2009 at 12:13 AM.