Earlier this week Lucy the Puggle dog was chowing down constantly and couldn’t seem to get her fill of dog food. I’ve been feeding her a combination of soft and dry Blue Buffalo dog food, so there wasn’t any sort of change food wise. But she just could not stop eating, and I didn’t understand why.
And then, all the sudden she slowed way down and ate practically nothing for 2 days. Instead of eating, she slept. And slept and slept and slept.
She even stopped chewing on my pant legs she was so tired.
And then yesterday it was raining, so I reached for her dog coat. And then it hit me. The coat fit. When I had first bought it a few weeks ago it was so small it wouldn’t even stay on her. But now, the coat was nice and snug. Ahhh, she’s just going through a growth spurt. I get it. This is totally normal.
So then I started to wonder. When do dogs actually stop growing? Is every bred different, or are their some general guidelines? And I have one more question. What do you think about the microchip thing? Does YOUR dog wear a collar or did you have a chip implanted in them?
Lucy’s next vet visit isn’t for a few more weeks, but I wanted to know what you thought about the issue. I’d be grateful for any advise.