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My dog a puppy?

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by LeighAnn, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    So by now, I am really confused.. I guess my best advice is to visit a professional about this.. but, for the meantime, I can't for the life of me figure out of my dog is a puppy. She is a rescue, she was sick when I got her and very,very skinny.. so they presed she was 3 years of age... well, she gets healthier, gains weight, becomes more playful and we assume she is just over 1 with her puppyish behavior. Now, just this week, I discovered a PREMOLAR breaking through her lower bottom jaw. Sooo.. she is just under a year?? I have not been feeding her puppy food and I have not been as cautious about longer walks and hikes as I assume her plate growths had closed???? Should I change her food?
    Here is a recent photo of her from yesterday. I think she looks filled out more than most puppies I am familiar with.. do 8 or 9 month old puppies have thickness to them??
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  2. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    Also, I need to mention that some on this forum had mentioned to me that she may have dwarfism? ?? If this is the case, possibly it could impair teeth development?
  3. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    I can't believe that's the same dog!! She doesn't have dwarfism!!
    She looks great to me maybe needs to lose a little. My fat girl has been losing weight and looks much better. We've been walking and I made her a hand held by me spring pole that she wears me out with! Considering that your dog almost died I personally think she's recovered wonderfully and just maybe during that time in her life she was a puppy and just continue on with what you are doing.
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  4. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    And yes 8-9 month old pups can be thick. She looks like she has some bully in her. Do you know if she's come in heat yet? Or was she fixed?
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  5. Worg

    Worg Big Dog

    Teeth are the only 'scientific' way to know the age range of a dog (or other animal), but as for behavior every dog is different. My brother's GSD is 2 1/2 and I believe he will never fully mature. My parents Great Pyr is the same age and, as is common with this breed, behaves very puppy like. My last dog, a GSD, never behaved 'puppy like' even when he was 8 weeks old, he never chewed stuff up and was never bouncy. My Pit mix is only 3 and at home I sometimes check to make sure she is still alive because she will sleep for hours on the couch without moving :P she only gets hyped up over fetch or when someone comes home and she is happy to see them.
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  6. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    Why thank you very much EstyEsty!! She is currently in heat.. so I do not know if she has come into heat prior.. but I do know that she is due to be spayed now that she is at a more than healthy weight. I honestly do feel she has a lot of bully in her, which explains the thick chest and short stocky legs . We live an active lifestyle, so she should be getting plenty of exercise but I do agree that bully breeds are easy to become overweight if not exercised! She was eating three times a day for weight gain but now I have leveled off to two times a day.
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  7. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    That is why you attach them to a pole lol. Playing tug is fun and exercise for both of you but it will tire you out, i can barely tug with my male anymore, he is just to strong.
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  8. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    Yep my next project is a REAL SPRING POLE!!
    And a zip line for us older kids to break our bones on!! Hehe but Peetie might grap it and ride it down you never know!!
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  9. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    What does the Vet say about her age? She looks really good. Good job.
  10. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    Thanks Nat Ursula! I am not allowed to take her to my personal vet as of yet because she is under 'foster' with the humane society. Since she still needs to be spayed, the humane society will do this with their in house doctor. I messaged them to set up an appointment, so when this happens, I am going to point out her new found premolar.
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  11. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Sounds good, she looks really great.
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  12. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    It didn't take too long before I realized that!! Whew!!!!!!
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  13. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    I found that out the hard way!!!!!
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