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  • I recently adopted a puppy who was small-ish for her age when we got her. She is a mixed breed and now is growing very fast. How can I tell how large she will get when she becomes full-grown?

    A dog's adult size depends on a number of factors, such as breed, sex, and overall health. For mixed breed puppies especially, it can be difficult to predict adult size unless you know both parents' sizes and breeds. Generally speaking, your dog will not be significantly larger than her largest parent. Your veterinarian may be able to offer an idea of your puppy's adult size based on some physical characteristics and growth rates, among other factors.

    By providing a balanced, high-quality diet, a healthy environment and proper preventive medical care, you can help your puppy reach his or her happy, healthy adult growth potential.


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