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I have a 9 week old golden... I took him to the vet last week for a checkup and he only weighed 4 pounds on the dot. He has normal activity and has been a picky eater, however I began to add a touch of water to his dry dog food and he has started to gobble it right up now. My question is- is this a normal weight for a golden at his age? I know that he was not the runt because I saw the runt of his litter and my Marley was substantially larger.
 

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I'm not sure but I know when I got my puppy at 6 weeks he went to the vet the next day and he weighed 10.7 lbs. The vet said that's way too much and cut down his food. We go back when he's 10 weeks and vet said he should still way 10.7 at that time. He said it's much better for them to put weight on slowly. Somebody with more puppy knowledge will be along to answer you better. Would love to see pictures ♥
 

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Four pounds seems a little low. Was the vet happy with his weight and health in general? Perhaps he'll start putting on some weight with the water being added to his kibble.

My puppy Lexx weighed 14 pounds at 8 weeks old. He is now 3.5 months and just weighed in at 32 pounds. It sounds like alot but he's very lean.
 

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The vet said he was a little too thin... He seems to have put on weight in this past week though. All vitals were seemingly healthy though. If I could figure out how to I would post a picture from my phone.
 

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In quick reply click on the yellow box above where you type (2nd from right) your picture needs to be on a website like twitpic or whatever, just copy & paste the url into the yellow box
 

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Late reply... Normal at the time since I'm getting up every few hours in the middle of the night to ensure that potty training stays on track! I did ask the breeder and she claims that all of the other dogs are close to this weight as well. She also tells me that Marley's dad weighed 4 lbs at 8 weeks as well and he is now 85 lbs.

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Casey weighed 19 pounds at 9 weeks, but now he's just an average golden size...i wouldn't worry about it if your vet isn't. Just keep on trying to put on weight and see how it goes.
 

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Sadie was only 4.3 pounds at 8 weeks. However, she's a rescue, so is likely not a pure Golden. We weighed her at a couple of weeks ago (at 8 months old) and she was 32 pounds - so still pretty small...
 

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Even I am worried about my male 9 week old golden retriever puppy being underweight I am from India and my puppy weighs 2.3 kgs at 9 weeks he became skinny since he got a bout of diarrhoea and has been at the same size and weight maybe has lost weight since he was 6 weeks old
 

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5lbs (2.3kg) does seem light for a 9 week old. What are you feeding him now? Perhaps you could give him some extra small meals, preferably with higher protein until he starts gaining weight. Also, if he is eating dry puppy kibble, adding puppy milk to make it softer may help him eat more.
 
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