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Dobie with Wonky legs update

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Jane, Apr 7, 2008.


  1. Jane

    Jane PetForums Newbie

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    Thought I would update you on the outcome of the visit to the specialist today. There is nothing wrong with her legs at all it is rapid growth, we have to stop feeding her puppy food immediately and put her on a good adult food, no supplements etc. She has to be exercised more and try in long grass or water which will encourage her to bend her legs.

    What has happened is the bones and the back muscle of her legs has grown rapidly but the front muscle and tendons haven't so she stands with them straight not bending at the knee which makes her go on tip toes. Also the tendons in her toes have not caught up yet so we need to massage these.

    The vet seems to think that we should start seeing improvements within the next week which is good news. At least we now know there is nothing major wrong with her legs.

    Thanks to everyone who gave advice and support.
     
  2. andrea 35

    andrea 35 PetForums VIP

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    Massage is great for them in lots of ways it not only helps with the condition but it gives you time to bond with the dog and makes them accept your touch anywhere without them disliking it . try getting a good food with added glucosamine as her bones are growing so quickly it will help keep them strong . Our Daisy has a condition in her elbow where the cartilage wasnt strong enough as she went through her rapid growth stage and it left her limping after lots of exercise so she had some injections and is now on 1000 mg of glucosamine a day to keep her joints healthy , since giving her this she hardley ever limps at all .
     
  3. garryd

    garryd Guest

    i think i was right then;):D
     
  4. andrea 35

    andrea 35 PetForums VIP

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    lol as always then .
     
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