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Old 12-29-2012, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have to furbabies they are sisters from the same litter. Libby weight is 61/2 lbs Ellie on the other hand is 10lbs. well I'm worried about Ellie she is only six months old and a little chubby. My vet sad not to worry about her weight for now but she is putting on 2lbs every month. Will this weight stop at some point soon. The babies parents are only 4 lbs and 7lbs.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do they eat the same amount? Do you feed them twice a day, or free feed them? If they eat the same amount, I'd say that the one is going to be a big girl. Actually at 6 months, 6 1/2 pounds is a pretty good size Maltese also.
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It is pretty surprising how little a little dog eats. It would be very easy to overfeed. MiMi weighs more than her parents, or certainly anyone in her pedigree. At 6 months she weighed 5 1/2 pounds. Full grown she is about 7.5 pounds. You might want to measure their food according to package instructions. It seems nature wants to produce bigger, so a lot of dogs, just like humans just keep getting bigger.

Did you see their parents?
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh! yes saw the parents very healthy weight. My vet told me to leave the food out all day so sugar will not drop. He said this happens a lot to toy breeds. I'm starting to think that's not a good idea. well I believe one maltese is eating more then the other puppy. How to should I feed them at a loss. I really don't wont to wait until we have a problem. I would love some input
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Oh! yes saw the parents very healthy weight. My vet told me to leave the food out all day so sugar will not drop. He said this happens a lot to toy breeds. I'm starting to think that's not a good idea. well I believe one maltese is eating more then the other puppy. How to should I feed them at a loss. I really don't wont to wait until we have a problem. I would love some input
I think that scheduled feelings (ie. three times a day or even just two) is fine at their age. Just divide up their food into scheduled meals, put the food down in two separate bowls for 15 minutes and then pick it back up. You should watch them eat. If one dog is eating all the food, you may need to separate them at meals. Most dogs do fine with scheduled meals. My dog is a grazer so he just eats a few bites at a time throughout the day. This works for us since he is an only dog. Hope this helps!
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