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Göttin German Shepherd Dogs

health questions

We are not Veterinarians. You, as the owner, are bound to care for your puppy/dog by seeking Veterinary care promptly when needed. We encourage you to speak to your Vet if you are at all concerned about the health of your puppy/dog.

If at any time you are in doubt about any health situation or EMERGENCY you find yourself and your pet in, CONTACT YOUR VET IMMEDIATELY!

what should I feed my puppy?
Your puppy's breeder should give you a
diet sheet and recommend the food they think is suitable for your puppy's growth to adulthood.

If your breeder has not given a diet sheet , contact your Veterinarian

how much should I exercise my puppy?
The puppy is only very young and will not require much
exercise, just be allowed to play and rest when he wants to. He is too young to go on walks for the first four months, as it places too much stress on growing bones and joints.

After the puppy reaches 16 weeks of age, he can go on short walks of approximately 5 minutes duration, around the block or to the local shops, school or park.

After the age of 6 months, the puppy can generally be walked more often and for slightly longer periods, but must be allowed to rest when tired.

At 12 months of age, the puppy can walk, run etc. as often as you like and for longer distances as he will have achieved his final skeletal growth and will be starting to develop muscle.

Prior to this the puppy does not have enough muscle to support the bones and joints, so walking and exercise should be moderate.

Careful exercise when young and not overdoing it will give you a sound and healthy adult for life!

what weight should my puppy/dog be
Depending on factors such as the sex of the dog, the age, the height, etc. As a guide an adult male should weigh between 30 and 40 Kg and adult females should weigh between 22 and 32 Kg. Over feeding puppies/dogscan cause them to become overweight which can develop serious physical problems.             
*The weight of a puppy (male or female) at 16 weeks is roughly half the adult end weight. 
Weight for age chart

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