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The reason I'm so paranoid about Bentley's food intake is the day after I brought him home (at 6 weeks) we went to see my Vet. The tech weighed him but didn't say a word to me.
The Vet walked in and said WOWZER!! This puppy is WAY overweight! (he was 10.7 lbs) so he really drilled it into my head all the bad things that can happen to an overweight puppy.

He did have a big round belly but when somebody puts pics of their knew puppy on here I can't wait to see them to check out the size of the puppies belly. So far it looks to me like all puppies have a round belly???

Anyway, here's some pics of gotcha day so you can see the belly I'm talking about at 10.7 lbs
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I kinda thought all puppies were a little chubby, and they thinned out as they grew. Hence the term"baby fat".

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The more they run, the thinner they get. Works for human babies too. I think although big, he sure doesn't look fat to me. Maybe your vet was just being forceful in his educational style. Tucker came home at 9 weeks, and weighed about 20 lbs. He's just fine, and is great healthy weight. For a while I thought I'd have a mastiff, but he within the GR standard (high end though LOL).
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I think he looks like a perfectly healthy, normal, chubby, Golden Retriever puppy. And very cute. They change so quickly!

A while back there was a web site on explore.com, that showed a littler of Golden pups that were destined to be service dogs for the Wounded Warrior Project. It was a live cam that tracked the puppies development until they left to begin their training. Bentley looks just like those pups did.

We never saw Max that small. We got him at 11 weeks old, and he was already 30 pounds.
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Sage had a belly too, but you could feel her ribs and hip bones....I thought she was to skinny...vet said NO! She was 8.8 pounds when we brought her home and 10 pounds last Thursday!
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Over here in the UK we call it "Puppy Fat", my personal opinion is that Bentley is simply a good sized healthy puppy. He is still growing so it can be difficult to decide if he is "too big". As I say Joyce, I think Bentley just looks like a well fed and loved pup and you shouldn't worry. Love the photo of him and Ky, he looks so cute. Golden hugs sent you all.
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Here's what his belly looks like today (with his bucket that carries around ALL day)
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Hmm. Is that the same dog???
Unless Ky didn't like him and swapped him out while I was sleeping...Yep
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Chester's belly was big too not as big as bentleys but pretty big. Idk in the first pic you can tell his belly was pretty big I could understand why the vet said he was overweight. I remember you saying the vet was feeding 6 cups ( not sure if I'm right ) and it was good that you cut back because he probably would have been overweight. I think it just depends on the puppy and how the weight fits them yes every puppy does have a belly buy some of them are bigger than others and it just looks different. Of course I'm no expert Its just what I would look at if it were me judging a puppy.

Ps I'll post pictures of Chester when he was that young once I get home


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