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my 2month old gsd pup walks sideways

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by sunnyej, Jul 18, 2009.


  1. sunnyej

    sunnyej PetForums Member

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    my 2month old gsd pup walks sideways

    i adopted him at 1 month old. i just noticed he walks sideways while walking

    his front is on straight line.
    and his back is a little out of line? :( this is my first gsd pup i adopted

    ima newbie i am just worried is it serious?
    is he gona be al right?
     
  2. brackensmom

    brackensmom PetForums VIP

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    hi welcome to the forum, are you saying you had your pup at only 4 weeks old, sorry cant give any advice, would get him checked out though. Hope he will be ok.
     
  3. gesic

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    Hi sunny,
    ur really not having much luk with ur pup!
    I honestly wouldnt know if its a prob or just the way he is growing, just ensure he geta a decent diet, limited exercise and dont let him run up n down stairs freely till he is much older and his joints have fully developed.
    U dont mention any pain or reluctence to move so am assuming his movemnt is just looking odd at the mo.:confused:
     
  4. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    have you got him on a good food now Sunnyej? because puppies on a poor diet can get rickets this would affect their bone developement
     
  5. sunnyej

    sunnyej PetForums Member

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    he doesnt feels any pain though

    there are no stairs in our home

    yea i feed him "Propett"

    vet advised me and he seems to grow fast..
     
  6. gesic

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    He will be growing fast at that age, BUT GSD's take a couple of years to develop to a fully mature dog. The trick is grow them slowly so as to avoid growing pains etc.
    A complete food (good one) with a protien leval of no more than 22% idealy less is better for the larger breeds.
    Try walking him on a lead just a little a few times a day (couple of mins) u on one side and a solid object on the other like a wall, walk him as close to it as pos so as to try and straighten his gait.
    Swimming would also be good but i dont know how accessable hydro or a safe swimming area is for u.
     
  7. Patterdale_lover

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    you got him at 4 weeks! That is appaling! Who sold him to you?
    You should only just of got him by now at 8 weeks old,
    Back legs are an issue especially with show GSD's something to do with the spine, get him to the vet this is not right.
     
  8. davehyde

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    hi, is it a pronounced sideways walk or the puppy walk that some do?

    sometimes a young pup does walk a little skewiff.

    mine does it now again even now lol.

    but he is fine, check with the vet tho to be sure.
     
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    4 weeks thats not good
     
  10. davehyde

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    didnt notice the 4 weeks, that is way too young.
     
  11. sequeena

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    I'd like to clarify that he ADOPTED the pup from a SHELTER at 4 weeks.

    I've had to do this on several occasions on sunneyj's threads why do people take no notice? :rolleyes:
     
  12. staceydawlz

    staceydawlz PetForums VIP

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    my dog walks slightly to the side to i think its just pups lol!!!
     
  13. rona

    rona Guest

    Most of my Goldie pups have done this at some stage while growing, I think it can be something to do with them growing and has sorted itself out as they got bigger.
    Worth a mention to the vet though when you are next there or if it gets markedly worse also have a chat to your vet.

    To all those that were horrified at the age of the pup, please check peoples profiles and/or past posts before answering. Not everyone on here lives in Britain
     
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    Hi sorry i am one of these people, but i went back and caught up on Sunneyjs thread after i saw another comment. Well done for adopting him Sunney and i hope he is ok. The pics of him in the park were lovely.
     
  15. Nonnie

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    Ive seen a few young dogs walk like this.

    I wonder if its a co-ordination issue. Maybe the back end is moving little faster than the front.
     
  16. xxwelshcrazyxx

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    I would take him to your vet to get him checked over, it may be something small, maybe a grass seed in his ear and his balance is not good??? is he shaking his head all the time or scratching? Im no vet but I would certainly take him to your local vets to see what they say about it. It will put your mind at rest too. Hope you find out what it is.
     
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