New puppy on the way
Hi everyone, we are picking up our first GSD puppy, Ruger, an 8 week old male this Friday. I just spoke to the breeder and was told he has "knuckling" in his left front leg. I haven't heard of this before but was told that it is due to him growing too fast at a young age. She told me to keep him on a low protein food for 2 weeks and the problem will be solved. Any input or suggestions is greatly appreciated, because at this point I am a bit nervous of joint problems further down the road. We purchased a 6 lb bag of the Royal Canin MAXI puppy food which I had planned on putting him on when we get him. But this has a crude protein percentage of 28.5%, right now he is eating Gravy Train, which I know is just cheap. Again any suggestions, concerns, comments are greatly appreciated thank you!