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Default Over weight puppy? Edit...pics added

Addy is 9 months. I think she is fat. Even when wet she "looks" fat (wide) to me. She is weighing exactly 5 lbs. She is 9 inches long and 7 inches tall (top of shoulder to floor)...her chest is measuring 12 inches.

She is Raw feed getting about 2-3 oz daily...plus small treats of ziwipeak for good potty behavior. Am I feeding too much?

She is so tiny looking but just wide Since she is still a puppy, I worry about under feeding.
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I've never thought Addy looked overweight. But maybe you should post some pics of her so everyone can see? (plus I love seeing Addy pics! LOL)
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IMO, I wouldn't worry about a puppy being overweight--it's baby fat from the mother's milk. As they grow & become more active playing, they loose they baby fat by absorbing the nutrients & protein in their body. I wouldn't worry about weight til their full grown or about 1 year. You can do more harm to a puppy by limiting their food. You can eliminate snacks & treats unless they're healthy if you're concerned. I'd like to see pics.
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I'd cut her down a bit or up her exercise
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I feel like my LC puppy often looks fat hahaha. He's close to 7 months now and really, is quite round. But I think a lot of its fluff. You should take some pictures She is a pretty little thing
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Yes take some pics daisy is nearly 10 months and looks thinner than she use too she's loosing her fat
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I think this is a good excuse for us to see new pictures of that cute baby!!
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OK....camera battery is charging (I know..its been awhile)

Will post some later today of my fatty Addy.
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