My Sophie will be one year old next Wednesday. By all accounts she's a healthy happy girl, but she only weighs 6 pounds! I can't feel her ribs, but when I bathe her, you can really see how petite she is. She's very active and energetic, but is not a big eater. I've tried different foods and she seems to like Avoderm the best, but even that she just picks at. Should I be worried? I've never had a toy dog before - I'm used to big dogs that inhale their food and look at you for more. HELP!!!
Two great suggestions above, starting with talk to your breeder. Sometimes, there are just tiny Havs because there were tiny dogs in her pedigree (ancestry). Some do have liver issues, and I might run a panel to be on the safe side, but some can be pretty tiny.
Lots of Havs are sort of "laissez-faire" eaters. They pick at their food, eat here and there. Many will very effective train their owners to feed them whatever they want! Owners get so worked up they bribe their Havs, and then the Havs demand only those goodies and won't eat the regular dog food. Stay out of the cycle! If she likes Avoderm best, or pick what YOU like best, and stick with it.
Also, if you put your thumbs on her spine and are unable to feel her ribs, that is an indication she is overweight. In which case, you sure don't have to worry about her picking at her food! If you're not sure, again, your breeder or your vet can help you with a good weight and condition for her.
Good luck with her!