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Zoey not gaining weight

Hi all, Zoey went for her 16 wk check up yesterday & weighed in at 3.9lbs. She was 3.5lbs at 13wks! Vet said she was thin & to up her food but otherwise completely healthy & too adorable.
So how much do u all feed your pups? Am feeding 3 x a day 1/3 cup of taste of the Wild food & she gobbles it down. She poops 4-5 x a day. She's definitely a little taller & longer, is active & happy but 5oz in 3 weeks seems awfully little.
Oh & I also give her treats when training but mostly of her kibble.
Is one cup way too little for 3.9lb pup?

I wish I had her problem!! No one's ever accused me of being too thin!
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How do I get a photo of Zoey to show up where my name is?
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Near the top of the page click on UserCp then in the left column click on Edit Avatar. You can add the picture from that screen.

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Ludo is almost 6 months and 5 pounds. Maybe we just have bitty ones...? Ludo's mom and dad were under 15 pounds. Do you know how big Zoey's were? Even when Ludo "grows" from being fed I just feel it in his little round belly.

And I wish I had their problem, too!

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Thanks misstray. That worked. And thanks tra_po. Maybe we just have tiny ones. Btw how big was Ludo when he could go down the stairs. Zoey goes up just fine & down a couple with treat lure but still a bit steep for her. Will continue to carry her as last time she tried she did a handstand & would have gone right over if I hadn't been there to catch her! Baby steps!
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Ludo was the same way - could go up but not down until very recently (within last two weeks). And he is still tenuous going down the stairs. Luckily we have a landing on our stairs or I don't think he would try the whole staircase. I carry him a lot anyway just to help him!

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Emmie was about 4 lbs at 4 months and 6 lbs at 6 months. She's now almost 2 years old and weighs between 8 to 8.5 lbs. So Zoey and Ludo may stay on the smaller side too. They're both very cute! -Jeanne-
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Hi all, Zoey went for her 16 wk check up yesterday & weighed in at 3.9lbs. She was 3.5lbs at 13wks! Vet said she was thin & to up her food but otherwise completely healthy & too adorable.
So how much do u all feed your pups? Am feeding 3 x a day 1/3 cup of taste of the Wild food & she gobbles it down. She poops 4-5 x a day. She's definitely a little taller & longer, is active & happy but 5oz in 3 weeks seems awfully little.
Oh & I also give her treats when training but mostly of her kibble.
Is one cup way too little for 3.9lb pup?

I wish I had her problem!! No one's ever accused me of being too thin!
If she is gobbling her food down try to add a small amount more maybe that would give her just enough to gain a bit more. I cant remember how much mine ate. I did add extra chicken on top and they loved it.

Maddie at 5mo old
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My boy was small when we brought him home. He turned one in November and weighs about ten pounds last month. I cant remember his weight progressions exactly but I do think around the same marks at that age. He seemed to grow more around 8-9 months.

Be careful with the vaccinations etc. I dont have complete confidence that all vets understand this breed! I followed Jean Dodds and my breeder's advice.

There are some negative reviews on Taste of the Wild. I dont know what the exact issues are but you might want to check into it. I know you love your little doggie!
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Your puppy is so cute!

Mine was about 4 lbs at 4 months. She's over 7 months now and just only 5.5 lbs. I think we just have small babies. I knew she would be this small though. If she is eating, drinking, peeing, and pooping normally I wouldn't be too concerned! Lucy also eats about a cup or less of food a day.

You mentioned about going up and down the stairs. Lucy started consistently going up and down the stairs at around 4.5 months.
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