8 pounds at 6 weeks, is that too skinny?

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  1. Spirit2010

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    Is that weight too skinny for a Lab puppy at that age? I don't know how much she weighs now, but she weighs more. lol, and her ribs aren't showing. And her hips are starting not to show too. Well, thank you for reading!
     
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    it sounds kind of lite but I'm not sure. I agree recent pictures from the side and from above would be good to see, mostly side pictures though.
     
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    Rechecking : you got her at 6 weeks and her weight was 8 #s ??? How old is she now ??? She should be going in for her shots soon , or you could stop by your vets and have her weighed . Judging from the breeder , she may have worms .
     
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    Ya, I think she does, because after she eats, she gets a HUMONGOUS belly.. She needs to go to the vet to be checked out, and I did see some white things in her poo at 6 weeks. I'm not seeing it now, so the wormer we got her, seems to be working. And she needs them this weekend.
     
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    My little lab/mutt mixie just weighed in at 6 lbs 1oz at his 7 week check-up, the vet said he was just fine. He was a bit of a runt from his litter though, he was given de-wormer, but he doesn't appear to have any worms. He's still a little skinny around the hip area, I'm sure he'll fill-up soon.
     
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    lab to skinny

    yes... wut does he/she eat...take her to the vet and see if they have worms...

    Ally
     
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    Our new 8 week old lab puppy weighed 11 pounds. So I think 8 pounds at 6 weeks should be fine. Our new puppy was tested and treated for worms the day after we got her last week. I would have never known that she had worms by looking at her poo, but after treating you definately could tell. All I could say is YUCK. I don't think I will be eating spaghetti for a LONG time. Definately not what I expected.
     
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    :lol-sign: yep, you can tell by their poo. ;) Good luck with your puppy!
     

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