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Old 08-26-2014, 05:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
Liesje
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2 years seems very young for DM. Hip x-rays will immediately rule in/out HD so that's good. My adult male GSD scraped his nails on one back foot for a while after a back injury from a bad fall. That injury flairs up every once in a while and I notice him occasionally scraping, but it's never enough to actually wear the nails (I still trim all his nails) and his musculature in the rear is very even, it's not like he's favoring one side. Unfortunately his back injury is something I always have to take into account, but this dog is still doing flyball, agility, dock diving, frisbee/disc dog just fine.
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