|06-08-2014 12:06 PM|
|owens91||I think that's normal. I'm not an exoert but that's just my opinion. Lol my dog name is also Ares bit she's a girl|
|06-08-2014 12:01 PM|
I am saying it might be normal, but that doesn't mean it's good, so anything that you do to improve that muscle tone will help.
Here we have vets that work with all dogs, but think of them as the doctors who work with athletes - they do rehab and exercises to overcome structural issues.
The other thing I was trying to say was that sometimes people are so attached to their dogs, or their breed, that they don't want to hear about problems with the way their dogs are put together - so I always make sure that the vet knows I am fine with whatever they say, so we can have an open talk about what is wrong and what is needed. Sometimes they have to dance around that because people get defensive.
|06-07-2014 12:30 PM|
|BowWowMeow||Yes, that is correct. The x-rays look great but you need to build muscle tone back there. I would not run with him until he's older. Continue walking and also swim him if you can. Walking him up hills are a good way to build muscle because it will force him to use his back legs more.|
|06-07-2014 11:53 AM|
|Dancho||Well my english is not perfect because I'm from Bulgaria and JeanKBBMMMAANs comment is a little cofusing but from what I understood Ares is a normal dog with no problems and I should just exercise him more to build up muscles. Did I understand the comments right ? And I also want to thank you for the patience|
|06-07-2014 08:18 AM|
I'd see if you could find a Physical Therapy/Rehab vet in your area, get an eval and some hints and tips on good exercises to build his core, and improve the muscle tone like Ruth said.
Also - a tip - I go in with no ego about my dog - I am not invested in defending the breed or the structure my dog was born with - and I tell them that so that they know they can be honest and blunt in their assessment of my dog - not to the breed standard, or what is "typical" for the breed, and then they can speak to function and health. It really opened up the discussion.
Good for you for keeping your eyes on things - he's a gorgeous dog overall.
|06-07-2014 06:18 AM|
|Dancho||We run or walk 3-5 km a day and in the evenings he plays with other dogs. All of your comments actually made me more relaxed soo thank you|
|06-07-2014 02:37 AM|
|BowWowMeow||He's got no muscle mass back there. What are you doing for exercise?|
|06-07-2014 01:47 AM|
Hips look good. The pelvis is rotated, which is making one of the ilial wings look like it's partly detached on what I believe is the left side based on the marker. He has a lot of poo too in that picture, which makes judging the area around the sacrum a little tougher lol.
My boy is in that gangly phase too. He's all rear end and elbows right now. I keep freaking myself out with how he is moving, but he's agile and tough. Some days he splays out, falls on his face, other silly things, but when I x-rayed his hips, they looked fine. My boy some days looks a lot like yours. It is easy to be concerned a lot of the time. I work for veterinary surgeons. It is hard not to jump to the worst conclusion first.
|06-06-2014 07:36 PM|
|06-06-2014 07:12 PM|
|Dancho||Hmm ... So what can you tell about him looking at the pic. ?|
|This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.|