Puppy Growth Information!!!
The above photo is an X-Ray of a 2 week old Puppy. Check out the distance between the bones and how much your puppy need to grow to establish proper bone structure and stable muscle and ligament growth!!!
This photo should give us all a reminder to be very careful in the beginning stages of our puppy's growth. Be aware of jumping, excessive running, walking up and down stairs. Doing too much impact activity at a young age can cause serious issues later in life, or even at a young age as hip dysplasia and other orthopaedic conditions are rising in puppies.
Remember a "good rule of thumb to follow" for every month increase your puppies activity by 5 minutes; i.e: an 8 week puppy should only need 10 minutes of physical activity a day and a 6 month puppy needs 30 minutes of activity. Most puppies sleep a considerable amount of time during the day for proper growth.
Physical activity includes - going for a walk, training, playing fetch, running, playing with other dogs. Please be aware of your puppies activity in the beginning to properly control things.
Proper growth of a puppy is so important in the beginning stages, a small - medium puppy is fully grown by the time they are 6-7 months and larger breeds are considerably longer. Good habits in the beginning will help the health and stability of your puppy.