by Debbie
(cadiz, ky)

Do Pyrenees take small breaks from growing...mine was growing fast from 5 weeks to 4 months...he doesn't looks like he's grown much in the last 5 weeks. Is this normal?

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Oct 05, 2014
growth sperts
by: Ed A from nj

Use of is pretty normal, great Pyrenees have growth spurts. They can grow for two years and can even have a late growth spurt. He may not look like he is growing but things are happening inside as well as out. My boy was so small at 4 months I thought he was a runt. Big Beau now tips the scale at 165 and is over 32 inches at his withers, definitely no runt. Relax he will be fine.

Oct 06, 2014
by: Marianne

Like any living creatures, pups have spurts of growth that are visible. They also grow in other ways: their muscle mass, their skin, hormonal changes and so on.
I don't expect you have to worry too much. There is growth and maturation going on even though it is more subtle.

However, you should be careful that his body growth is not too fast. If he gains in weight faster than his skeleton can accommodate, there may be pressure on his cartilage and the soft growing bones in the articulations may not develp as well as they should.

The usual love caress down the body and some buflesh along the ribs, but that you should be able to feel the ribs is what you want to feel.

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