|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|
|03-21-2014 05:11 PM|
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|
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|
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|
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|
|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|
But anyway ill check with him again.
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