Are you unsure if your Pitbull is healthy? Understanding the healthy weight of your pitbull is important for their longevity and health.
Here are some background details:
Pitbulls are genetically bred for size and muscle. Pitbulls are unique in their body types, so you shouldn’t judge their weight by the other breeds. Pitbulls are one of the largest dog breeds and tend to be slightly heavier than other dogs due to their muscularity.
Continue reading to find out the average height and weight of healthy pitbulls during their different phases.
Are My Pitbulls Growing Properly
Pitbulls usually stop growing at 12-18 months old and reach full adult size. Your pup’s first nine to twelve months will be a time of great growth and development. Based on your dog’s age, we will give you guidelines and averages regarding height and weight.
Keep in mind, however, that healthy physical development doesn’t have to be measured strictly. Each dog is unique, so it’s important that you consider the appearance and behavior of your dog, as well as their weight. Remember that growth doesn’t always happen in a linear fashion. It is quite common for dogs to experience overnight growth spurts that are followed by periods of stagnation.
To help you judge the size of your dog, look at its paws. As dogs grow, their paws will become larger. Larger dogs will still have large paws as puppies. Your puppy may still have some growing to do if her paws seem larger than its body.
What Should My Pitbull Weight?
To ensure your pitbull is healthy, it’s important to keep an eye on their weight. An underweight pitbull could indicate a serious medical condition, malnourishment or both. Obesity can have many negative side effects.
Keep in mind, however, that pitbulls can vary in height and weight more than other breeds. Some pitbulls can reach 80 to 90 pounds. Some pitbulls may attain a healthy adult weight around 45 pounds. This is normal. However, it is important to be aware of your appearance and body proportions.
A healthy weight for a pitbull at 2 months is 15 to 20 pounds. A 4-month-old pitbull should weigh in at 35-40 pounds. At 6 months, a pitbull should weigh between 40-60 pounds and 60 pounds. This increases to 50-75 pounds after one year.
Males are often heavier than females.
This simple chart will give you a better idea of the right weight for your age and stage in life. These are only guidelines.
Contact your vet if your puppy isn’t growing as it should or if you have any questions.
What is the Average Pitbull Height and Size?
Although pitbulls are healthy, their height and weight can vary. However, they tend to be within a certain range. For more information on the average height and weight of a pitbull, see the table.
And just in case you were not sure, to find out your pitbull’s height, measure their shoulders (rather than their top). Your pitbull will reach approximately 15 to 20 inches in height when they are all grown up. It is quite normal for male pitbulls to be an inch or so taller than their female counterparts.
Factors that can stunt my Pitbull’s growth
Pitbull growth can be slowed in a variety of ways. These are some of the most common reasons:
- Intestinal worms
- Internal parasites
- Liver shunt
- Canine dwarfism
Stunted growth can usually be treated. Talk to your vet immediately if your puppy is suffering from stunted growth. This article is not intended to diagnose a medical problem.
What should I do if my Pitbull is underweight?
Understanding the factors that influence your pitbull’s size and weight is important. Responsible puppy rearing involves monitoring your dog’s growth.
You should also make sure that your dog is checked out if they have any medical conditions. It’s not usually something serious and your dog might be able to gain some weight. It’s possible to endanger your dog’s health by putting off the task.
There are many dietary options that can be used to bulk up your dog. Make sure your dog is getting enough healthy fats and proteins if he’s a little underweight.
It is possible to increase your mealtime portion size. You should take the time to increase your portion sizes slowly and carefully.