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How can I tell if Whippet pup is too thin?

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Itsgoingtoreindeer Tue 20-Jan-15 10:58:36

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CMOTDibbler Tue 20-Jan-15 12:44:35

You should be able to see a couple of ribs, maybe just the tip of a vertebra (depends on the curvature of their spine). With a pup I would try and keep more weight on them than as an adult, but not much.

LoathsomeDrab Tue 20-Jan-15 13:43:22

With pups I like to be able to see, at most, the last rib or two.

It can be so hard keeping them at a good weight when they're growing though. They can go from looking fine to looking really skinny overnight.

My youngest is just over a year old now and he's still packing away more food than the two adults together. They don't really finish growing and filling out until they're around two years old.

Itsgoingtoreindeer Tue 20-Jan-15 14:13:08

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