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19th November 2008, 05:21 AM
What is normal weight for a 4-5month old puppy? Im pretty sure she is 5.5lbs now. Is that normal weight. I like this weight but it seems small. I just got her and havent taken her to the vet yet.

19th November 2008, 12:31 PM
my pup sasha is 6 mths today and at last weigh in she was 5.5 kilos which is 12 lbs.
She looks good at that weight!Not too thin but not too big either.
Hope that helps

19th November 2008, 12:56 PM
All pups will be different weights as the are all different sizes. You should be able to see a visible waist on her and feel but not see her ribs.

19th November 2008, 02:52 PM
Well, it depends on whether she is 4 months or five months, first off. What did this puppy's breeder say her age is? You should have papers that clearly state her birthdate and registration. Even at 4 months, that would be very small at that age in this breed and at 5 months, would be worryingly small -- 8-12 week old puppies would often be around that weight.

I have a feeling that you might not have the weight quite right though as it is easy to guess too small or too large. It would be wise to get the puppy to the vet right away and get her weighed properly using a vet scales, and given a basic health check -- this should not be postponed with a new puppy but always, a priority for the first 48 hours that the new pup is home.

Did the breeder explain if this was a particularly small puppy? Did s/he explain why? It is just that very small size may indicate health and growth problems which is why you really do want to have her checked.

However I'd think you probably have simply underestimated her weight and she is larger and heavier and a normal size. :thmbsup:

19th November 2008, 04:21 PM
I guess she is more like 5months. She was born in June. The breeder told me she weighs 5pounds 5oz. I will be taking her to the vet this week so I will she what they say. shes hasnt been a big eater since I got her. Although the breeder told me she had NO problems with eating. That was one of the questions I asked when I was told she had a bit of an overbite. I guess I wont really know untill I take her to the vet. She does look small and all legs but she looks healthy to me.