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03-21-2014 05:59 PM
dogfaeries The protein under 20% and leash only exercise sounds like something that might have to do with weak pasterns. Did your vet say anything about his pasterns?
03-21-2014 05:14 PM
ApselBear
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Originally Posted by MaggieRoseLee View Post

What does your BREEDER say? Is the entire litter a wreck with hip dysplasia or were the parents all OFA'd and litter come with a guarantee? What do they recommend and can you send them a video to look at what the vet is seeing?
It makes me wonder if this might be the breeder's vet friend who is trying to hide a HD case until the contract is up.
03-21-2014 05:11 PM
Lilie MaggieRoseLee makes a lot of sense. I wouldn't dump your vet. I'd call them back and be clear about the advice they are giving you.

Sometimes us humans have a way of hearing 'part' of what the vet is telling us. At some point our minds wonder off into panic mode and miss out on what is actually being said.
03-21-2014 05:10 PM
ApselBear
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Originally Posted by Germanshepherdlover2507 View Post
So then I shouldnt listen to vet?
You should get a second opinion. It sounds like the vet was not very informative about what he "saw". If the vet cannot clearly share his opinion, it is time to find a better vet.

Unless your pup has some major sign of injury/disease, it shouldn't be necessary to be so restrictive with a puppy. Let him play and get strong. Of course you manage his play though. Not a whole bunch of jumping until he is older and his bones have matured more. Don't take him running with you, but he can certain fetch a toy in short spurts.

Too much restriction sounds harmful to me... jmo
03-21-2014 05:07 PM
MaggieRoseLee
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Originally Posted by Germanshepherdlover2507 View Post
So then I shouldnt listen to vet?
I don't even get what your vet said.

WHY and what is he seeing? What does he think is wrong?

What does your BREEDER say? Is the entire litter a wreck with hip dysplasia or were the parents all OFA'd and litter come with a guarantee? What do they recommend and can you send them a video to look at what the vet is seeing?

Could he be just wanting you to give a bit of a rest cause of pano?

03-21-2014 05:05 PM
MaggieRoseLee UNDER exercising causes as many bone/joint problems as OVER exercising. Frankly, high impact stuff (like jumping up to catch a ball) is something I'd avoid until their growth plates are done growing. But distance isn't an issue.

You seen the videos and info on --> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...s-puppies.html

and ---> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...e-puppies.html

03-21-2014 05:01 PM
Germanshepherdlover2507
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Originally Posted by wyoung2153 View Post
I mean, if you take him for a 6 mile run.. any excessive really isn't good for their joints right now.. it's more like keeping low impact. So no jumping on things. No jumping up and down stairs for a bit, or jumpin over things. Walking, even slow short jogs, fetch, running around the yard, etc.. normal puppy playtime, is not going to harm him.
So then I shouldnt listen to vet?
03-21-2014 03:57 PM
wyoung2153 if he keeps saying he doesn't like the way he's walking, then ask why.
03-21-2014 03:57 PM
wyoung2153 I mean, if you take him for a 6 mile run.. any excessive really isn't good for their joints right now.. it's more like keeping low impact. So no jumping on things. No jumping up and down stairs for a bit, or jumpin over things. Walking, even slow short jogs, fetch, running around the yard, etc.. normal puppy playtime, is not going to harm him.
03-21-2014 03:48 PM
Germanshepherdlover2507
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Originally Posted by wyoung2153 View Post
^This

Unless he told you the problems he sees.. it's just too fishy for me. He's not giving specifics, or anything... sounds like he is tryingto be preventitive, which is great, and in that case, you can do normal things with your puppy like fetch and other games as long as you aren't over doing it and gettinghim to jump over tons of things..
ya im pretty sure that's it. But won't running around cause him to have weaker hips? b
But anyway ill check with him again.
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