I can say we just had a blizzard and have been getting one to two storms a week. Oakley has a Hurrta coat, a snood which he sometimes uses as a neck warmer and boots used for wet snow or extremely cold weather. Despite that his paw pads started bleeding yesterday mid walk…he really can't handle the constant snow,ice,cold and ice melt..
I think you should be able to bring your pup out; just keep an eye on any signs of hard shivering or motionless (not wanting to move), lifting up of one foot at a time and staring at you. All those can be signs of cold uncomfortability. Congrats on your new pup and I do agree to use caution around dogs you aren't familiar with, but also keep in mind socialization is super important as well. Try for positive experiences with dogs at a safe distance and try to get in up close experiences with dogs whose medical history and owner reliability are there
Avg. 5 Month Weight?
@zande He was born December 31, his dam is Zabine via Zama, and his sire is Klay from the Kongo. And I will definitely be putting some weight on him, thank you for the tip! His skin is very stretchy lol. Thank you for the compliment on his coat - he's been the healthiest little boy
@elbrant Thank you so much!! Thankfully, he's not quite tall enough to figure it out on his own yet We worked very hard on paw handling so we're able to keep them nice and short!
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@dandydog - I was able to find his dam on Zande's pedigree site... did your pup come from Harmony Hounds?
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Handsome New Year's Eve baby! That'll be an easy birthday to remember LOL
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@dandydog Thank you for this, I will add him to the database just as soon as you tell us HIS name ! We know Dad, Mom, and date of birth but what his is registered name ? Or if he isn't registered (yet) what will be his name. Failing that, how can I enter him ?
Our boy is 5.5 months and he just weighted at 8.9 kg. Quite the difference, but he seems fine to me. I've been using the "feel the ribs" cue + this calculator: [URL removed}
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I've never, ever weighed a puppy. My eyes tell me what I need to know. Same with adults. You can generally see at a glance what the body condition is, especially with short haired dogs like Basenjis!
@eeeefarm It comes with experience, I suppose. But for a first time dog owner, it's not as simple :p. Everything it's a learning process.
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I used this when my boy was a baby and if he was underweight I would increase his food and if he was on the right track I would keep the same amount.
It’s good to have a look at the dogs behind your pup to see how the dogs in his lines turned out full grown if they was compact, slim etc.
I feed raw and used this guide
An adult dog needs around 2 – 3 % of their total body weight each day. To maintain your dog's weight 2.5% and to fatten up a skinny dog 3%. For a porky pooch it is recommended to reduce to 2% to help slim. Puppies may need up to need up to 8 - 10 % of their bodyweight to aid growth.