These small dogs are cute as a button and are very loved as indoor lapdogs. When getting a Cavoodle, you should know how much they can weigh!
Cavoodles are considered a small breed of dog
Cavoodles are small dogs, which means that Cavoodles weigh very little! In fact, they weigh so little that they make ideal lap dogs, and perfect family dogs within the home. Because of their small size, Cavoodles are fantastic with children. They also don’t need a lot of space inside, because they are happiest when they can co-exist with you, wherever you are! However, how much should a Cavoodle weigh?
What is the healthy weight for a Cavoodle?
It depends on what sort of Cavoodle you have. Cavoodles come in two main sub-breeds: Toy Cavoodles and Mini Cavoodles. Toy Cavoodles can weigh up to 8 kgs, while Miniature Cavoodles can get up to 12 kgs when fully grown. This is quite a difference, depending on what you are expecting out of your furry friend. This weight can fluctuate slightly depending on genetics and feeding patterns, but generally these weights are the average to go by.
Managing your Cavoodle’s weight
If you find that your Cavoodle is a little heavier (or lighter) than is recommended, it may be time to start watching your Cavoodle’s eating habits. Your veterinarian will have the best advice for your Cavoodle, but generally speaking, your dog should be eating at least twice a day, and enough food for their weight. Additionally, it helps to have feeding times at the same time every day.
For heavier Cavoodles, regular exercise is incredibly important. Cavoodles need to be walked at least once a day to be healthy, and they also need to be played with at home to be really happy. To keep your Cavoodle from becoming overweight, ensure that they are getting the stimulation they need every day.
What do I do if my Cavoodle isn’t gaining weight?
If you are truly concerned about your puppy’s weight, it may be time to take your Cavoodle to a vet. There are an infinite number of reasons why your dog isn’t at the weight they should be, from not eating enough to having something as severe as a stomach bug. Your Cavoodle’s health is best discussed with a vet as they will know exactly how to fix whatever is ailing your puppy.
Cavoodles are the perfect compact pets
Because Cavoodles weigh so little, they are ideal as family pets. Small children are especially safe with Cavoodles because their gentle nature and light weight makes them virtually harmless. However, caution should be exercised with children under the age of 6, as accidents happen when we least expect them.