|02-04-2014 05:50 AM|
|volcano||I dunno if its on topic but when my girl was 6 months up she was running through fields of grass and jumping constantly to see over the grass. So that was bad on my part to allow that huh? It is my 1st dog.|
|12-27-2013 07:32 PM|
|12-26-2013 01:14 PM|
|12-26-2013 01:06 PM|
|12-26-2013 11:31 AM|
This might be helpful:
PROVET HEALTHCARE INFORMATION - Growth Plate Closure Times - Dogs
|12-25-2013 07:54 PM|
|Sunflowers||No, they are not closed yet. That occurs when he is at least two. I know it's hard to wait, but it is the best thing for your dog in the long run.|
|12-25-2013 07:39 PM|
I'd keep taking it a bit easy with him for a bit longer and not jump full height. You can still do all the handling stuff and most of the other equipment with no trouble at his age.
What are your instructors recommending??
|12-25-2013 07:19 PM|
|12-25-2013 03:16 PM|
xrays are the only way to go, usually growth plates are closed anywhere from 18 months to 24 months.
It's always good to xray your dog , as in hips/elbows/knees/shoulder/spine ANYWAY, so if down the road there is an injury/ailment, you have something to refer back to, see if there are any structural changes
|12-25-2013 12:34 PM|
how do i check if my dog's growth plates are closed
I was wondering if i can check if my dog teddy's growth plated are closed without an X-ray. Teddy is a 1 year old male GSD who ways 64 pounds. he hasn't gained any wieght since summer. Also Teddy is on raw diet if that helps. Me and teddy do the junior handler agility class. We go with the small dog group and he jumps 12. Also he does all the obstacles except the weave poles because i know it could hurt their back at a young age. So if anyone knows anything that helps it would be great!