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Offline fivestartaylor

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18mo. old great dane - will not gain weight!!!
« on: June 22, 2007, 08:11:52 pm »
Hi ! Okay so I have an 18 mo. old dane "scooby" who i can not get to put on weight.He was the runt of the litter and all but he seemed like he was getting better for awhile and now it's like i can't do anything to get him to actually put on weight... he eats constantly too. Any suggestions?
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Re: 18mo. old great dane - will not gain weight!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2007, 06:30:41 am »
hi welcome to bpo!
ive got a 16 month old male and he's a bean pole too. it's just the age, they will fill out more in the next year or so. but there are different foods that you can try also.
here's a pick of the beanpole
Christina
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Re: 18mo. old great dane - will not gain weight!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007, 10:14:31 pm »
I remeber are dane  was a bean  pole  till he was around two.  THe vet told me awile  ago that  first the dogs  grow in  height ( there firt year) and  by there second year they  will fill out
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Re: 18mo. old great dane - will not gain weight!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2007, 09:02:54 pm »
Sorry it took so long getting back to you.My mom and dad used to breed great danes when i was little so i grew up around these guys my whole life... but it's been a long time and when i got scooby he was really bad... the breeder only let me have him because i had had experience with danes before so she felt confident that I could take care of him. He was kept in a big pen with his 2 sisters who trampled him and ate all the food and he was REALLY bad(bare bones) when we first got him.And now he's getting so tall it's like he can't catch up ( I joke with my husband constantly about that one day animal cruelty will show up on my door and tell me I'm starving my dog... not the case but it looks like it though)I know he eats alot so I guess my question is.... as long as I know he's eating and being taken care of is there a real concern if he's a little bony still? I have always felt like as soon as he quit growing tall.. he'd start growing wide. I don't wanna be overly concerned but I also don't wanna be too lax... Thanks - Kelly
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Lucy   7yr old Labrador Retriever

2 Kids & 1 Husband -(might as well be another kid)

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Re: 18mo. old great dane - will not gain weight!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2007, 02:52:05 am »
Oh yeah he is gorgeous.. coat is shiny eyes are sparkly he is as playful as can be eats like a son of a gun. He is acctive and over all perfectly normal.. but he does eat trash sometimes  ( he removes the lids and helps himself ) and i wondered if that had anything to do with it.) I just want him to look normal. Thanks for all the advice.
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Scooby 18mo. Great Dane
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Lucy   7yr old Labrador Retriever

2 Kids & 1 Husband -(might as well be another kid)

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Re: 18mo. old great dane - will not gain weight!!!
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2007, 03:46:08 am »
could you post a picture of scooby standing so we can see what he looks like?
Christina
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