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Old 08-16-2010, 07:02 AM   #1
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Hi everyone I am a little confused about Poppy's weight.
Poppy is 12 weeks old now and as you can see from my photo's still very small.
She was weighed at the vets at 10 weeks old and the vet said she weighed just over a pound (1lb 3oz).
I took Poppy to Pets at Home pet store yesterday and asked about Frontline spot on to prevent her from getting fleas, they told me the dog has to weigh at least 2kg before they can use it.
I asked if they would weigh her and they did, she weighed in at 1.6kg,
I checked on a weight converter and this comes in at 3.3lbs
Is this correct? she dosn't seem to have grown much in the past couple of weeks so how could she have put on so much weight?
Is this normal or am I just being really stupid?
Poppy is my first yorkie and my first puppy so I dont really know what to expect in terms of weight gain, or am I converting the weight wrong?
I just want to know if this sounds correct because if it is I will have her weighed at Pets at Home again but if not then I wont.

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Old 08-16-2010, 07:12 AM   #2
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No - there is definitely something wrong. A puppy cannot gain over 2 lbs in just 2 weeks. The scales may have been off - somewhere. I kind of get a rough idea as to how much my dogs weigh by weighing myself on a regular home scale and then weighing myself again holding the puppy. My home scale goes up to the half pound - so like I said - I can figure it out roughly.
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Rachel when i seen your bf holding poppy i was amazed that you said she weighed only 1lb as she did seem alot bigger than my poppy who is alittle over 1lb. I think from what your saying she seems to be around the correct weight for her size. She is soooo gorgeous!! xx
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I would weigh her again.

a Kg is 2.2lbs, so 2 kgs would be 4.4lbs.

Do you have a kitchen scale you can double check her with? Or pop by your vet and just ask if you can weigh her there?
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Hmm so it must have been the vets scales which were off do you think?
Im just confused LOL! Is 3.3lbs healthy for a 12 week old?
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Mine gained about 1/2 a pound every 2 weeks in that stage (yes, they were little oinkers)

I would have her reweighed at the vet's office, since that's the one that they will be using for all of her medication calculations, etc. 1.6 kgs = 3.5 lbs. Are you sure the vet didn't say she weighed 1.3 KGS, which would be 2.9 lbs? That would put the weight gain in the right scale, so to speak.
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My vet weighed Poppy in Kg too so i had to work out what she weighed in 1lbs lol xxx
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Mine gained about 1/2 a pound every 2 weeks in that stage (yes, they were little oinkers)

I would have her reweighed at the vet's office, since that's the one that they will be using for all of her medication calculations, etc. 1.6 kgs = 3.5 lbs. Are you sure the vet didn't say she weighed 1.3 KGS, which would be 2.9 lbs? That would put the weight gain in the right scale, so to speak.
She said pounds but she could have said it by mistake.
I will try weighing myself then weighing myself holding her tonight and see what it says.
I dont know if I would have to make an appointment to get her weighed or just walk in.
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Is that a normal weight for a 12 week old though?
I dont mind if she grows to be 100lbs LOL but it seems a lot for her age, I see a lot of peoples dogs here weigh 5-7lbs some weigh 3-4lbs that I have heard of and thats about Poppys weight already! I cant imagine how small those dogs must be.
She has a fat little tummy on her but is still tiny, do you think Im over feeding her?
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LOL your not over feeding her she is just 12weeks old they are allowed to have fat little tum tum. phone your vets and ask if they weigh in Kgs or lbs xxx
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Which vet are you using?
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She said pounds but she could have said it by mistake.
I will try weighing myself then weighing myself holding her tonight and see what it says.
I dont know if I would have to make an appointment to get her weighed or just walk in.
You could just call them and ask if the weight was in kgs or lbs
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Is that a normal weight for a 12 week old though?
I dont mind if she grows to be 100lbs LOL but it seems a lot for her age, I see a lot of peoples dogs here weigh 5-7lbs some weigh 3-4lbs that I have heard of and thats about Poppys weight already! I cant imagine how small those dogs must be.
She has a fat little tummy on her but is still tiny, do you think Im over feeding her?
LOL Beamer is 2 now and he weighs 4.9lbs
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So you dont think Im over feeding her or anything LOL
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I have a postal scale that I weigh Lulu on. So far it's read exactly as the vet's scale. As far as if 3.5 lbs at 12 weeks is normal...yes, it can be. The rule of thumb is to double the 12 week weight to get the adult weight. So that would put Poppy around 7 lbs. Now keep in mind, it's not always accurate. I'd call your vet to ask if her 10 week weight was in pounds & ounces or kgs...then ask if you need an appointment for a weight check.
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