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|06-30-2008, 10:33 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Vandenberg AFB, CA
Cross post about Growth...
Ok, so I know that the growth chart is just a guide...but I am a little concerned. When we got Becks a little over 6 weeks ago, he was 2.2 lbs at 13 weeks. According to the chart he was on target for about 4-4 1/2lbs. Today, he only weighs 2.6lbs (chart predicting an adult weight of 3-3 1/2lbs.)
Now, I know that a 1lb difference in the adult weight is not a big deal (although we were more comfortable with the bigger size)...what really concerns me is that he has only gained 4 ounces in 6 weeks. According to the chart, he should have gained 10 more ounces than he has.
Is this something that I should ask the vet about? We see a vet on base for his shots, but for anything else we take him in town. Should I call and ask the town vet? I am not normally such a worry wart...but our last yorkie was a very healthy 8lbs...I never had to worry about him
Tammie, Momma to Becks
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|06-30-2008, 11:26 AM||#2|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Does your baby seem healthy? Does he have a good appetite and everything?
Emma was only 2.9 lbs at 6-7 months of age, and we thought she would probably level out at around 3.5 lbs. Well, she had a bit of a growth spurt and is now just over 4 lbs at 2 yrs old and the perfect weight for her size. They will surprise you Sometimes they grow steadily over time and some have growth spurts later on.
Miko 's his Mommy