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Is it ok that our 8 week old chocolate lab only weighs 8lbs 15 oz?

We just got a new chocolate labrador puppy which came from a litter of 9 dogs. When we visited them at 5 weeks old they all seemed roughly the same size and the breeder said they were about 5lbs at that time. When we got him at 8 weeks and went to the vet he weighed in at 8lbs 15oz. Is this too small? Everyone keeps telling me he is way to small, he is eating 3/4 cup of food three times a day pretty consistantly but everything I read says an 8 week old lab is between 13 and 18lbs. Just concerned that this isn't normal and he has some underlying health issue. The vet didn't say anything about his size though. Has anyone else had a lab of this size?

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If your vet didn't say anything the pup is probably fine. Ask though at your next check up. Make sure you are feeding a high quality puppy food. I recommend grain free foods, like Taste of the Wild. It's what I use and my dogs look great. Good luck with your pup.

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Ok so the breeder had him on Purina pro plan so I continued with it but everything I read about it is terrible. She told me some top breeders an working dogs are on purina pro plan and do great. Still skeptical I asked the vet and she agreed that it is a good food and she feels it's all a bunch of hype with all these high end foods. I am so torn with what to do because as I do value there opinions I cannot find any support for them on the internet. Are vets knowledgable about nutrition? The breeder told me she doesn't like the high end foods when they are puppies because they are too rich and just cause alot of loose stools and diareahh, she said to switch after I go through a whole bag if that's what I want to do. He gobbles it right up and the vet feels if he likes it and eats it that she is happy. I don't know if I want to mess with that or not but I just want to give him the best at the same time.
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To me it's that rule you are what you eat. I wouldn't want to eat that crap so I don't want to feed it to my friends. I believe the better the nutrition the healthier the dog is. I would feed the rest of the bag, but when there is about a weeks left I would get the better dog food and slowly add it to the purina so that he gradually transitions to the better food. So first 1/4 good to 3/4 purina next day 1/2 and 1/2 so on. Boxers are kind of notorious for touchy tummys and my dogs do great on the grain free. Because there are no fillers you end up feeding less of it. Their bodies absorb the nutrients better so the don't need to eat as much. This makes their stools smaller so it's an easier clean up. Win win all the way around. Dogs arent cows. They don't need grain.
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The weight is not bad for the puppy. If there was anything wrong with the weight, I am sure that the vet would have informed you. However, you should continue feeding it well and make sure that it gets the right care for proper growth.

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