We've got a 5 month old GSP. Very recently we have noticed that he is shedding a ton. I'm thinking that this has to do with the time of year but have others seen this? Also He seems kind of skinny to us, he's 31 pounds. Is this about average for a 5 month old pup. He's very active and we are feeding him a bit more than recommended to keep up with with output.
We feed him on a schedule twice a day. We are feeding him 2 3/4 cups to 3 cups right now. You can see his ribs, hip bones no. He is at a dpggy day care at least 3 days a week for 8 or 9 hours. He is shedding uniformly, no patches. We are feeding him Purina 1 pupppy chow but are slowly switching to California Natural. Recently he has been on antibiotics for a cut he had behind one of his teeth. Bad breath triggerd the vet visit. 3 days ago his stool was tested and negative.
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I've always had the same weight issue with Otto. We were feeding a high quality performance feed--as much as he could possibly eat--and he was still ribby (still is). Now that he's back from the trainer's, I'm switching him to another feed to see if he fares better on this one. Some dogs will just always run on the lean side (oh, how I wish I had this problem!). Definitely don't be afraid to switch to a different food if your dog isn't thriving on the one he's already on. And remember that the recommendations on the back of the bag are just that--recommendations. Feed to your dog's condition. When Otto was 5 months (which is their gangly teenager stage anyway), he was eating almost twice the recommended amount. Had I been feeding him according to the bag, he would have blown away in the wind!