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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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paws way to big ( walking on elbows?)

hi all, just picked up my puppy after sending him cross crountry, 2 weeks ago, his paws are really big that he walks like he has clown shoes, cant really run right, is this his cartilage be messed up?


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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 12:48 AM
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Do you have a picture? All big dogs have disproportionately big feet when they are puppies, and it's normal for them to be a little clumsy.
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I think you may be saying he is down on his pasterns?

A picture would help.
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Yes. And when he gets older don't forget to teach him how to lift his leg and mark.
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here is some pics
when he runs he flops around

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Uh oh. That doesn't look good. Have a vet look him over. Sorry about my other post-I thought it was a troll.
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Puppy with carpal subluxation - walking on elbows

There was another post on here dealing with this (downed pasterns) it may have some information on here that will be helpful to you.

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Uh oh. That doesn't look good. Have a vet look him over. Sorry about my other post-I thought it was a troll.
oh thats not good, is there anything we can do? is this a permanent disfigurement?


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The link that thats been posted is very informative. I've never seen this condition before but someone linked to a website in the other post that has a before and after pic and the dog is normal in the second pic so it seems like it can get better. Please let your breeder know that he has a problem with his paws and show them the pictures you've posted. I'm hoping for the best for your little guy-he's very cute.
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I would think the breeder is aware of the pasterns. What was the pup eating at the breeder? I would start with better nutrition to help him.

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