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|07-07-2008, 09:31 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pflugerville, TX, USA
Is My Yorkie Overweight?
Hi everybody! So I have an almost 6 month old baby boy (will be six months on the 13th) and he is 8.8lbs. We took him to the vet today to get his rabies and the vet did not say anything about him being overweight. He doesn't look it, he looks healthy, but I've been reading about Yorkie's standard weight and it is commonly said to be 7lbs. Everytime we see another Yorkie they look so much smaller and we just always assumed that they were "teacups" even though they dont really exist. He also eats less than what is suggested on the bag and what I've been told to feed him. If anybody has any feedback I would really appreciate it.
Last edited by JerzeGrlTX; 07-07-2008 at 09:33 AM.
|07-07-2008, 09:38 AM||#2|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hanford, CA
As long as your boy is healthy, and active then it should be fine. A lot of YT members have a Yorkie that is over 7lbs. < it is not rare. I have noticed that Yt people have very small. or very big yorkies, as long as there are no health issues then he is okay
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|07-07-2008, 09:44 AM||#4|
Mimi & Gabby too!
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Vineland, NJ
He's just a big boy. My babies are 6, 7 & 11 lbs and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love all my babies but my big girl is such a cuddle bug (when she wants to be). She feels like a big teddy bear and I love it.
|07-07-2008, 06:28 PM||#5|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
my girl just turned 6 months and she is just over 8 lbs. She is still much smaller than EVERY other dog we pass on the street (and smaller than my 10 lb. cat!) As long as your pup still has a clearly visible "waistline", I'd say he's not overweight!
Last edited by MissLizzie; 07-07-2008 at 06:30 PM.