Post # 1
Hey Bee’s! I live in Canada, and my little guy really doesn’t like going outside in the winter. He gets cold and cries. I have a few sweaters and pj’s and such for him, but I find it really hard to find things in his size (he’s about 4 pounds). Does anyone know a good site to find warm clothes for dogs? He’s my first puppy and he’s 7 months 🙂
As an aside, what age do dogs stop growing? I was told he would be between 8-10 pounds… but he hasn’t gained any weight in the last 6 weeks. I promise were feeding and excercising him! lol
Post # 3
Our puppy stopped growing about 1 year. You could try feeding him a bit more also. Our puppy wasnt growing at all when she was at the breeders but we switched to a better food and fed her more and she started gaining weight pretty quickly.
Our puppy was 4 lbs when we got her and I got XS clothes at wal-mart that worked.
Post # 4
Our vet says that they’ll double whatever size they were at 4 months. Meaning I’m gonna have a 20 pound weenie dog! Sweet little baby though!!
Post # 5
OMG he is so adorable!!!! WhAt’s his name?
Post # 6
What a cutie! My dog is a baby when it comes to cold weather. I ordered her a coat on Etsy. Here is the seller I used: http://www.etsy.com/shop/tootlewear?ref=pr_shop_more
I got a puff jacket that is waterproof but fleece lined. She also customized it to fit my basset. I’d go the etsy route because I think sellers can size it for your dog 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks for the advice bee’s! We always have food and water available to him.. should we start feeding him on a schedule so he’s hungerier at mealtime, myabe he’ll eat more that way? I’m definately going to check out Etsy, I never thoguht of that!
@meant2B: His name is Davis 🙂
Cute story about the name… I am CRAZY allergic to everything, including dogs. Like ended up in the hospital allergic (pushing my limits to far, I love animals sooo much!) A few years ago, my best friend and Maid/Matron of Honor got an adorable pug (whom I am deathly allergic too, lol). She let me name her dog since she knew I could never have one. (His name is Pugsley! :D) Once I figured out that I wasn’t overly allergic to Yorkies (no more so then the other daily allergens I come into contact with, which is controlled by ALOT of antihistamines) I had him within a week, and he now has MOH’s last name as his name.
@mere23: I checked his vet record, and his weight when he got his last set of shots was 2 pounds 3 oz… So I guess he’s topping out at 4 1/2 pounds. I LOVE weiner dogs <3 btw.
Post # 8
@phonatic: this is a great idea! I’ll have to check out etsy myself for a coat for ours 🙂
Post # 10
All the more reason to put lots of cute little clothes on! 🙂 What a cutie.
As far as weight, both of ours stopped growing at about 1 year, to maybe 1.5 years. Granted…mine are much larger. Lol.
Post # 11
I’d be very concerned if my puppy had not put on any weight in 6 weeks.
Honestly I would ask my vet. Small dogs can stop growing earlier than large dogs, but as it’s been over a month I’d be checking with a professional.
Does he have adequate shelter outside? And I would have food available for him all the time. Puppies eat a lot. I’ve had dogs all my life and raised puppies, so that’s what I would be doing.
Post # 12
What a cute little guy! I just had to comment and tell you that my sister has a pug and his name is also Pugsley! 🙂 I’d second other posters recommendation about going to etsy. You’ll find some fantastic stuff there!
Post # 13
He is very very cute! I have a yorkie. He is 5 lbs. My family keeps telling me that he is too small, but I think that is the largest he is going to get. He is 26 months old. He has been the same size for almost a year now. I leave food out for him all day. He eats when he gets ready.
I get his shirts, sweaters, and jackets from T.J. Maxx and Marshalls. However for Christmas, I got his outfit from Walmart. He wears an XS.
Post # 15
@BerryBerry: We leave his food out for him also, and refresh his water in the morning and around 4 pm. We dont have him outside very much, he hates to be outside if it’s any colder than 4 degrees (celcius, we’re in Canada). He’s usually bundled inside my coat during his “walks”. We have a really long appartment, so we play fetch for about an hour (or until stops fetching :P) daily for his excercise.
I called the vet, and she said according to his chart she doesn;t expect him to gain more than 1/2 from what he is now. She told me as long as he’s not loosing any weight and eating to give it a few more weeks and see if he’s just really slowed down as far as growing goes. I’m going to pick up a little food scale that i saw at walmart, goes up to 10 pounds so that should be ok for him 😛
Post # 16
@babygirl0526: What’s his name? Do you have any pics? 🙂