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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-28-2013, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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Puppy's front leg seems bent?!

Hello everyone,
My puppy seems to have a bent front leg. Its only becoming apparent as hes growing older. Showed it to the vet but he said it looks fine.

Its only like that when hes standing up. When hes lying down both arms look identical.

Can you please advise if this is a major problem? He doesnt seem to be in pain even when you touch it.

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I wouldn't be too worried , will grow out of it . This is from tension because the parts of the leg are not growing at the same rate .

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post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-28-2013, 06:18 AM
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Hey hi this happens there is no problem just make it walk with you and it will be okay after it grows this is genetic this happened with our German Shepard to don't worry this is in his birth

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Thank you so much. This forum is a blessing. I have been going crazy for the last couple of days stressing about this. Thank you once again. You rock.
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post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-28-2013, 11:00 AM
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Not so sure there isn't a problem cause both legs should look the same if things are normal.

With a young pup if they are injured it may be to a growth plate and cause some problems.

What did your vet say?




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Yes, it can be very serious. There is a condition commonly called "knuckling over", officially called Carpel Flexural Deformity, that can affect puppies. http://www.dobermantalk.com/puppy-co...997wLM1oSGVsjA I'd advise you and your vet to research it, and make an assessment of it being the cause your pup's problem.

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The pup looks fine from the pics. When the bones/joints are growing they go through all kinds of weird shapes. The only person to tell you if something is wrong is your vet and the vet said no issues so don't sweat it.

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Here is another link that talks about knuckling over. Knuckling Over and HOD - Developmental Orthopedic Disease | GREATDANELADY.COM
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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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He's only 6.5 weeks old. The vet didnt even look properly. He just said oh its nothing. Knuckling over before 8 weeks shouldnt be a problem right? Or should i consult another vet?

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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 08:55 AM
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I would be concerned and seek a thorough vet exam if it were my puppy.
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