Hi, new to Dobermans here! I got a girl puppy on January 13 (of this year). She was from a byb, a little skinny, with some skin issues (likely from being kept sitting around in her own pee, since they've since cleared up), but otherwise healthy.
In the 2.5 weeks since I got her I've managed to put weight on her and clear up her skin issues.
But, she seems very small. She was born 11/03/2016. On 1/20/2017 I took her to the vet and she weighed 10.6 lbs and was a little skinny.
As of now, it does seem she's grown a bit, and put on a good bit of weight. I can't tell you her current weight, though, because I don't have access to a scale. I can see if I can find one.
However, she just seems small for her age. Now, I don't mind if she's going to be a petite Dobie. I just want to make sure she's not been stunted by the conditions she was in before I got her.
Here's a photo of her the day I got her, supposedly at 10 weeks:
And the following day (you can see the skin issues on her legs):
Here she is yesterday (01/30/2017 - around 12 weeks):
I apologize for not getting better pictures...I'd just got home from work and she wouldn't stay still. Jumping around, trying to get my giant cat to play with her (he's 15 and set in his ways).
I know she needs some more weight (ie, visible ribs). I'm having a little bit of trouble because she just won't eat all her food. She loses interest about halfway through and just wants to play. I do pull her food after 20 minutes but next feeding is the same...she approaches her bowl with enthusiasm and then loses interest after about 3 minutes of eating. I'm cracking eggs over her food, adding flax seed oil, and giving her raw meat scraps when I can. She'll scramble to eat the wet cat food, if I forget to pull it out the way.
So, I guess, stupid premature question...does she seem "normal"? Just on the small side? Or, hey, it's only been 2.5 weeks so don't worry?