|08-27-2013 01:06 AM|
|Gretchen||I don't think so, but quick turning movements may do something to the knees or ligaments. I thought hip problems were either congenital or due to aging, like many of us - dog or human.|
|08-27-2013 12:47 AM|
|Lucy Dog||I'm no vet, but I'd think if your pup ends up with bad hips, it was going to happen regardless of playing fetch or not.|
|08-27-2013 12:14 AM|
Fetch bad for hips?
My pup is about to be 7 months old. He has tons of energy and very high ball drive. We take two 30 min walks daily and play fetch in the back yard (nothing big). Recently we have been playing fetch in a local park (partially fenced). I throw the ball as far and fast possible and he fetches at full speed (looks awesome). He has a great recall and drags a 20 ft line. I also keep his favorite squeaky toy as back up
My pup fetches "hard" regardless of we're we play.
Is this asking for trouble with his hips in the future? We keep the walks short with the hips in mind.
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