Thirty Pounds of Puppy
At 15 weeks of age, last week Gus went to his primary care physician for his veterinary care, which included shots and a checkup. The checkup involved weighing him on a scale. The scale read 30 pounds.
That weight for a Labrador Retriever of that age is not unusual. Some are smaller, some are bigger. What was remarkable to me is the rate of growth. Three weeks ago, when Gus had a vet appointment for his 12 week checkup, he weighed less than twenty pounds.
Now for me to gain ten pounds in three weeks is easy. But for a puppy to increase his body weight by half again what he weighed would be like me gaining 100 pounds in three weeks.
With the holidays here, I will give it a try.