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eliyah 01-28-2014 08:20 AM

how to improve cow hocked pup?
 
Hi folks,

Hope ya’ll are doing good!

First thing first, since I live in a small town of Pakistan, we don’t have qualified vets around.

My GSD pup is about 7-month old and in perfect health other than his hocks… he is purebred, from champ bloodlines. He seemed ok till he was 3 mo, but then I started feeling if he’s cow hocked, and now his hocks touch each other when he’s standing (sometimes even cross each other). I just want to know is there anything I can do to improve his condition?

Additional info: I take him for a 30-min walk in the morning and play with him in mud/dirt in the eve (as suggested by a friend) for about 30-40 minutes. I also give him a tablet that has calcium, vitamin D (and couple other components) once a week.

Look forward to your insightful suggestions.
Sincerely,
Ali

MaggieRoseLee 01-28-2014 11:11 AM

Can you show some pictures of him walking/standing so we can see?

Can you contact your breeder for their feedback?

eliyah 01-28-2014 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by MaggieRoseLee (Post 4919666)
Can you show some pictures of him walking/standing so we can see?

Can you contact your breeder for their feedback?

Sure, will upload pictures tomorrow. The breeder says there were no guarantees at the time of purchase and now it's my headache.

Thanks

eliyah 01-29-2014 05:01 AM

Where can I upload his photos, plz?

robeangyalchen 01-29-2014 05:11 AM

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There are several method, there is also a thread with a tutorial i guess, but i don't have the link.
There is also another method, like attaching an image on email.
Please See the attachment.

Choose file, click upload and click close this window and post :)

eliyah 01-29-2014 05:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robeangyalchen (Post 4925130)
There are several method, there is also a thread with a tutorial i guess, but i don't have the link.
There is also another method, like attaching an image on email.
Please See the attachment.

Choose file, click upload and click close this window and post :)

Hi thanks, but I've created an album named "Jack" with his photos taken from different angles.

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...3802-jack.html

Many thanks

robeangyalchen 01-29-2014 06:08 AM

He is a good looking pup, handsome. :)

This is my first GSD so i am cannot comment on the legs, i am sure some experienced member will chime in, there are lots of them here :)

Edit to add: does he have a good hip? does he limp when walking?

Sunflowers 01-29-2014 08:04 AM

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Handsome boy!
There was an older thread on here about carting to improve cow hocks.
http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ocked-dog.html

eliyah 01-29-2014 11:03 AM

I know he's gorgeous, thanks :D Also costed a handsome amount :P

Yup, his hips are perfect (apparently). He's grandson of our national champ (VA) and his parents were SG1 and SG2, and he walks just fine... so I think chances of hip dysplasia are far and few between.

Thanks for the link to the thread, but is there anything I can give him as supplement for better bones and muscles?


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