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Healthy weight

Postby PitCurious » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:44 pm

When we adopted ZRubabull off the street, our vet said she was underweight. It was kind of one of those, "duh" moments. I wasn't there, dh took her. He didn't think to ask what weight we should aim for.
In my reading about pitbulls and weight I have read this criteria more than once:
- should not be able to see ribs
- but should still have a defined waist when looking down from above.

Does this sound right??

She's defiantly gained some, the ribs are much less pronounced. But do yours really not have ribs showing?

It's just taking longer for her to put the weight back on than I expected.

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Re: Healthy weight

Postby afrikaPB » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:18 pm

I like my dogs a little ribby, but I get flak from a lot of people for it, including my boyf. If ribs aren't showing but they still have a good tuck, then I think they look like the average "I'm a healthy weight but wouldn't die if I lost 5 pounds" creature. I like my pets skinny and fit (like me :fire: ).

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Re: Healthy weight

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:21 pm

Does this help?
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4636

Right now my house is full of thicker furred dogs. But I'd prefer to be able to see some of the muscle over the ribs. But that's more so for a conditioned dog. The link above should help.

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Re: Healthy weight

Postby Nichole » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:26 pm

PitCurious wrote:Does this sound right??

She's defiantly gained some, the ribs are much less pronounced. But do yours really not have ribs showing?


Mine have ribs showing. I think most trim, healthy dogs (esp dogs with really short coats like ours) without excess pounds show ribs to some degree. Both of mine do. You can't count them, but you can see that they are there. Especially when they are in motion, take a deep breath, etc.

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Re: Healthy weight

Postby Enigma » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:16 am

afrikaPB wrote:I like my dogs a little ribby, but I get flak from a lot of people for it
x2 :)

Here's my Jaka at what i consider a healthy weight for him:

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Re: Healthy weight

Postby PITtsburgher » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:51 am

Google "dog body condition score chart" and you should be able to get a set of pictures showing dogs that are too thin, too fat, and at healthy weights. What they say in vet school is that you should be able to easily feel ribs but not see them, and that you should not see spine but should see a "waist" from the side and from above.

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Re: Healthy weight

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:25 am

PITtsburgher wrote:Google "dog body condition score chart" and you should be able to get a set of pictures showing dogs that are too thin, too fat, and at healthy weights. What they say in vet school is that you should be able to easily feel ribs but not see them, and that you should not see spine but should see a "waist" from the side and from above.

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Re: Healthy weight

Postby SnowKoi2010 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:40 am

Here's a side of my snow baby, Her weight to me is Ideal.

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Healthy weight

Postby PitCurious » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:47 pm

Thank you,

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Postby PitCurious » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:50 pm

It looks lie she maybe okay like she is,doesn't it?

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Re: Healthy weight

Postby SnowKoi2010 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:54 pm

yeah she could use some weight on her. How much does she currently weight?

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Re: Healthy weight

Postby PITtsburgher » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:31 pm

I think she's too skinny.

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Re: Healthy weight

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:35 pm

I don't think she looks skinny but it's hard to tell. Do you have any side pictures of her standing?


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