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kbenjamin827
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PostSubject: Underweight?   Underweight? EmptyMon May 20, 2013 2:59 pm

I have a 6 month old male husky, and he is only about 24 pounds. Is this something I need to worry about?
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bttlsgtmajor

Male Join date : 2013-01-24
Location : Middleburg Heights Ohio

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PostSubject: Re: Underweight?   Underweight? EmptyMon May 20, 2013 3:07 pm

Do you know how large his parents were? That might give you an indication as to how big you can guesstimate he'll get. Aside from that the next question would be does he look underweight? In other words can you visibly see his ribs? I don't really keep a close eye on Nanook's actual weight (measuring him out) and just use the "touch" method. If I can't see his ribs, but can feel them without too much effort (meaning there isn't layers of fat in the way Wink ) then he's fine. Just my $.02 though.
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Join date : 2013-03-04
Location : Wyoming

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PostSubject: Re: Underweight?   Underweight? EmptyMon May 20, 2013 3:13 pm

Feel the spine as well, he should be carrying fat over the vertebrae and you shouldn't be able to feel each individual vertebrae distinctly.
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