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Putting on weight

Discussion in 'American Staffordshire Terrier' started by jayson8j, Feb 19, 2010.

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  1. jayson8j

    jayson8j Puppy

    Hey Guys, im new to the forums. I have a male 14wk pit. Im looking for what foods you guys recommend for putting good weight on pups? My guy is a lil scroony.... He is bout 22lbs. Thanks for the help j
     
  2. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    Do you have a picture of him? He sounds like he might be at a good weight. You don't want a puppy to be ultra thin, but you don't want a puppy to be very overweight either.
     
  3. DieselDawg

    DieselDawg Good Dog

    14 weeks and 22 pounds...doesn't sound like you need to worry IMO...but like CHJ said...PICS
     
  4. jayson8j

    jayson8j Puppy

    yea i have some i will try to post hes in my avatar but hes only like 9wks there.

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    Yea how do you post pics....lol
     
  5. Schwe

    Schwe Good Dog

    you need to upload your photos onto an online hosting site such as photobucket.com. You can't link from your hard drive. ;)
     
  6. JakesMom5332

    JakesMom5332 Little Dog

    It sounds to me that at 14 Wks and 22 Lbs he is just about right.
    I much prefer to see a puppy a tad underweight than overweight. It's just better for their developing joints to not be carrying too much weight around at this age.
     
  7. jayson8j

    jayson8j Puppy

    Correction guys.... My g/f informed me today he was 18lbs. The vet said he was on target and looks to be a big dog. Was just wondering if one dog for over the other is good for putting on weight. I think over the last 3wks he has put on weight cuz hes not feeling like a pup when i pick him up and hold him...lol
     
  8. hogar

    hogar Good Dog

    so many dog foods available that will accomplish this but I think if you just feed the best food you can and research a little bit lots of opinions on this subject the weight will come naturally he may have some scrawny awkward looking stages thats normal.I have been happy with the purina pro plan and had descent results but I am looking at the Taste of the wild as a possible switch think I may get better results but will not be switching for a while want to really check it out more . (I am not ready to go raw) Have looked at it also
     
  9. sugarbabii363

    sugarbabii363 Big Dog

    Is it the dog Bruiser in your gallery you are having a problem with? If so, I'd say don't worry about it, from what I can see he looks perfect weight.
     
  10. jayson8j

    jayson8j Puppy

    Yea its bruiser.. We actually weighted him sat he is now 17wks we believe and he was 30lbs so he put alot on since last post...lol Just looks like he has betty spagehtti legs to me...lol
     
  11. Elvia

    Elvia Little Dog

    What is he eating now? My pup ate Puppy Chow, soon to be on Dog Chow though;) He was a chubby pup, bout 14 weeks old he was 24lbs.
     
  12. jayson8j

    jayson8j Puppy

    he eats benefull i think is wht its called. Maybe i should drop the puppy food. hes putting on size just looks like he needs to grow into his legs yet...
     
  13. Jim

    Jim Good Dog

    Don't feed beneful. You can feed cardboard and the dog will get more nutrition out of it than beneful.

    Don't worry about his legs as pups go through weird stages and at that age it isn't even a really crazy gangly stage.
     
  14. Patch O' Pits

    Patch O' Pits Good Dog

    The pup's weight is fine. Puppies go through gangly/fugly growth spurts and do not start filling out and maturing until around a yr old depending on the bloodline/genetics and will do so until about 2-3 yours. old. Do not rush the pups growth or try to bulk him up. Neither AmStaffs nor APBTs are supposed to be big bulky breeds. Both are medium sized dogs. If that is your pups weight at 17 weeks I'd guess he'd be around 60lbs give or take a couple as an adult which is perfect size. Looking at his parents and others in the bloodline though will give you the best idea of how he will mature.

    best of luck with the pup; he is cute.
     
  15. jayson8j

    jayson8j Puppy

    Yea, its weird his mom is a lil short stocky thing and his dad was just taller and enormous... His brothers were twice his size. He was about the size of the females. What food is a good kind.. Wanna make sure he is getting best nutrition he can
     
  16. Rendonrc

    Rendonrc Little Dog

    LOL, I just put a post with the same concerns you have. My Lola is 11 weeks old and just was weighed today at 22.8 lbs. She does have lanky legs too and the vet said she is still growing. I was asking if their was anything to fatten her up but I guess she is good and also needs to grow in her legs =)
     
  17. hogar

    hogar Good Dog

    I am wondering what others think about beneful I know its not the best food available but is better than others I was under the impression it was a middle of the line food. I raised Marlo on it and he is healthy and weight is great. I switched him to the proplan Salmon after he turned 18 months and that is agreeing with him also and has done wonders with Abby. I am looking at switching to Taste of the wild but still researching before I make the change since both are doing well
     
  18. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Oohh... both are bad choices. It's like feeding your dog McDonalds everyday. Just think, if you fed your kids McDonalds 3 times a day, 7 days a week, what kind of health would they be in? Same thing goes with dogs. Puppy Chow, and Purina Dog Chow, are both bad ideas.

    Beneful is another bad choice. I know Beneful and Purina have great commercials.... so do Iams and Eucanuba, but they are horrible choices as well.

    Taste of the Wild is a much better kibble. For one thing, it's a grain free kibble, but it's also an all life stages kibble, which means you can feed it from the time you get a new pup at 8 weeks, till they pass of old age. Other good choices, a little more expensive, but awesome kibbles, are Merrick, Orijen, and Wellness Core. Solid Gold is another good kibble, but the least expensive of them is the TOTW. :)
     
  19. Owned by Luna

    Owned by Luna Little Dog

    We have our Amstaff pup on Orijen, great food but also quite pricey. We are starting to consider a raw diet for her but need to find more info first. Maybe that is something you'd consider?
     
  20. jayson8j

    jayson8j Puppy

    Yea i have looked into that. But lately he has been putting on weight fast. Can still see dip after ribs so not fat just muscle i think
     
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