How to Prevent Angular Limb Deformity in Puppies
I did contact them and they said they do random inspections there and the only problem they had with them was they were changing puppies food right when they came in and was giving puppies diarrhea but the vet said that was normal. So I to.d them about my puppy and he said that is a civil matter and to file a complaint with BBB, which I did. So they weren't very helpful I told them I was concerned about the welfare of the other animals that were in there, and he said they inspect so that was I could do was tell them. She went to the vet today and has gained 1 pound in 4 days so that is good she is putting on weight and she has to see a surgeon about her leg on Monday and see if there is something wrong with her growth plates or put a stint on her cuz she can't really walk on the one
. I asked my vet about what she thought about her not being GSD she said anything was possible but it was hard to say right now and she said that she more than likely is not dwarf but she may have a thyroid issue that is causing her growth to be delayed and she said she might not be 3 months but she said she is definitely more alert and active than a 4-5 week so not sure about that yet.
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The most common angular limb deformity occurs in a puppy’s forearm, which has a two-bone system comprised of the ulna and the radius.3
If the growth plate of either of these bones is injured (usually it’s the ulna), the damaged bone will stop growing, but the other bone in the two-bone system will continue to grow.
The damaged, no-longer-growing bone acts like a rubber band, putting tension on the growing bone. This causes the healthy bone to bow, curve or rotate as it continues to develop. In some worst-case scenarios, the bone can develop all three deformities – it can bow, curve AND rotate.
Younger dogs whose bones are still growing – especially large and giant breed puppies – are at much greater risk for developing a severe deformity than older animals after a traumatic injury.
If the problem isn’t diagnosed quickly and corrected with surgery, there can be much bigger problems in the future for the injured puppy.
Abnormal limb deformities result in abnormal joint movement, which can be quite painful for the dog.
Arthritis is another common outcome, along with the inability to move normally.
If the deformity is severe and is left untreated, a dog can actually lose all function in the affected limb.