|Barked: Thu Mar 1, '12 7:21am PST |
|It sounds as if both of your pups are right on target. As long as they seem happy and healthy they most likely are. Not all Akitas are like the ones you see in the show ring. Both of my pups are pure Akita. Mika is on the very small side and Kai the very large side.
Mika's Ideal weight at age 5 is 70-75 pounds. Kai's ideal weight when finally grown will be between 115-125 pounds which is slightly larger than the standard size/weight for a male but so is he. The only suppliments other than the meat or meaty bone that you add that I honestly would recommend and I have given it to mine since puppyhood is fish oil (any brand is fine)Akitas need extra omega3's.And a glucosamine/condroitin suppliment for joint health and with the omega's you'll need to add some extra vitamin E. All of these help with,skin,coat,eye,brain,bone and joint health. I have 16 years with the breed and my vet,who I travel more than 30 miles one way to see has more than 20 years experience with Akitas as well as a few staff members who are former Akita breeders and Kai's breeder now travels 90 minutes to see him,so I trust his judgement and opinion.
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