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04-23-2014 12:14 PM
Diesel7602
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Yep....Finnick is also too heavy for me to carry him too :P I can't believe how quickly he's growing! I'm sure Percy is the same he goes up the stairs fine but when we're coming down, he stands at the top of the stairs and looks at me as if i'm making him jump off the edge of a cliff :P

He gets weighed today (in about 2 hours), and his second jabs!
Oh I'm excited let me know.

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04-23-2014 09:20 AM
FuzzButtMum
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I use to carry my boy up and down the stairs tell he got to heavy, the vet said he is ok to go up, down only with help so he doesn't jump or tumble. So when he goes down I hold his caller. I don't think holding them hurts them or can cause harm,, but my boy hated being pick up he would grumble. I think it's because he knew his cage was up stairs.:sly:

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Yep....Finnick is also too heavy for me to carry him too :P I can't believe how quickly he's growing! I'm sure Percy is the same he goes up the stairs fine but when we're coming down, he stands at the top of the stairs and looks at me as if i'm making him jump off the edge of a cliff :P

He gets weighed today (in about 2 hours), and his second jabs!
04-22-2014 11:59 PM
Diesel7602
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Also.......I have a stair gate at the bottom of the stairs to prevent Finnick from trying to go up and down the stairs, I normally carry him up and down (he sleeps in a crate next to my bed), can carrying him harm his hips?
I use to carry my boy up and down the stairs tell he got to heavy, the vet said he is ok to go up, down only with help so he doesn't jump or tumble. So when he goes down I hold his caller. I don't think holding them hurts them or can cause harm,, but my boy hated being pick up he would grumble. I think it's because he knew his cage was up stairs.:sly:

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04-22-2014 11:51 PM
Diesel7602 My boy doesn't have a wiggle bum unless he is wagging his tail. But my boy still is clumsy and trips. I think he trips over his big paws..

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04-14-2014 07:31 PM
FuzzButtMum
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what a gorgeous boy, what is his age and weight?

i did see a bit of wiggle walk, but could be puppy buoyancy

i also saw what could be cow hocked, but unless you plan on showing him, i wouldn't worry at all, one of the most stunning looking black and red GSD males I have ever seen was cow hocked.
Aww, thank you! He's almost 10 weeks old, hes due to be weighed again next week, so i'm unsure what he weighs at the moment. That's what i'm hoping, because sometimes his wiggle is more pronounced than other times. He doesn't seem to have any other signs of it (although I know it's still early). I'm going to be uber careful on exercise and maybe get him on glucosamine pills or something to help his joints in the hope that IF he does get HD, it'll slightly help.

I don't plan on showing him (I want to keep his cuteness all for me lol) I don't really know much about how cow hocked legs can affect them?
04-14-2014 07:16 PM
Harry and Lola what a gorgeous boy, what is his age and weight?

i did see a bit of wiggle walk, but could be puppy buoyancy

i also saw what could be cow hocked, but unless you plan on showing him, i wouldn't worry at all, one of the most stunning looking black and red GSD males I have ever seen was cow hocked.
04-14-2014 07:12 PM
FuzzButtMum
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I don't really know anything about cow hocked but looks like a gorgeous, big pup. I wasn't familiar with the term before you mentioned it. Hope someone else can help?


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Thank you, he is a rather cute little chunk

Cow hocked basically means the hind legs aren't parrallel to each other, they kind of play outward :\
04-14-2014 07:06 PM
Amurphy26 I don't really know anything about cow hocked but looks like a gorgeous, big pup. I wasn't familiar with the term before you mentioned it. Hope someone else can help?


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04-14-2014 05:54 PM
FuzzButtMum Here's a couple of videos of Finnick walking (it was surprisingly hard to get him to walk the opposite way to me!) -

https://vimeo.com/91973824

https://vimeo.com/91973712

(didn't know how to directly attach them here)

P.s I realize he looks very chubby in the videos....he honestly doesn't have THAT much puppy fat! (all that fur doesn't help :P). His back legs sometimes looks slightly "cow hocked". Opinions?
04-14-2014 04:36 PM
FuzzButtMum That's a fab idea! I might try that and then once he gets the hang of it I might try including my two young nieces (4 and 6), I agree...It teaches them that children = positive things and not scary loud things lol! Plus, it's great fun! We don't work with a whistle, we use a clicker....but it's one you can adjust the volume, so also good for recall! Thanks for the idea, hehe.

Oh, he sounds like a sweetheart. It's always so hard saying goodbye to our furry kids...sounds like he had a great life with you though <3
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