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Help Please Doberman Orthopedic problems

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Jane, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Jane

    Jane PetForums Newbie

    Mar 25, 2008
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    I have a doberman who is 10 weeks old, her front paws and legs are very big and she has started to walk on tip toes and her paws roll under her so she ends up on knees. She is on Burns puppy food as the protein levels are lower and I have been advised it is the rapid growth that she is going through that could be causing the problem.

    I have an appointment in April to go see a specialist but wondered whether anyone else had this problem and what happened.

    I have attached a pictue not sue whether it shows how she stands but hopefully give you some idea of what I mean.

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  2. tashi

    tashi PetForums VIP

    Dec 5, 2007
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    Sorry Jane cant help you on this one but I for one would be worried about this - have you contacted your breeder!!! One thing she does need is her nails cutting not that that would stop her rolling over onto her knees it almost sounds as if her tendons are too tight not allowing her to put her pad to the floor totally.

    Hope someone can help you but ring your breeder asap!
  3. garryd

    garryd Guest

    i allways thought that their legs do grow from side to side,and is normal when at this age:confused: i went through something similar with my dog when she was just a pup,i thought her leg/paw growing funny but it wasent! it was becuase one side can grow faster than the other sometimes,and at 3months old your dobby has a lot of growing to do as yet;) this is what a specialist told me about my dog and he was right!
    Ps at 3 months there would be nothing a specialist could do anyhow as the thier bones are still growing at that stage;)
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