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|07-20-2009, 08:52 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2009
just a quick question
At 8 weeks old my yorkie weighed 1.2 pounds
She had her first trip to the vet this morning and she is now 1.8 pounds so she gained a whole 10 ounces in 2 weeks! Is this an ok weight gain?
The breeder told me she would be a very small adult yorkie
|07-20-2009, 08:55 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Oct 2006
She is doing fine. One way to guesstimate the adult weight of a Yorkie pup is to triple the 8 week weight or double the 12 week weight. So, you little one is projecting to be somewhere around the 3.6 pound range. It is all just educated guessing though. Many things can alter the weight outcome. Just love every little ounce of her!
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|07-20-2009, 09:34 AM||#6|
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The general guide is to triple the weight at 8 wks and to double it at 12. The weight chart was pretty accurate in my Pixie's case (she's 3lbs) but it's not always accurate for everyone. I'm guessing your yorkie will be no more than about 4lbs full grown...but you can never be 100% sure!
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|07-20-2009, 10:15 AM||#7|
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: BC, Canada
That's what my Missy weighed at 8 weeks of age. She has stopped growing now and is 3 lbs 10 ozs.
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|07-20-2009, 12:46 PM||#9|
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|07-20-2009, 02:57 PM||#10|
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Richmond, KY, USA
That weight gain is definitely normal, healthy, and like another poster said, good news. They grow very fast during the first few months and then slowly taper off.
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