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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-22-2016, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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Front paws -advice!

Hello again,

Back here with another "leg" question, this time the front. My pup's paws are not compact and when he sits or walks the toes are spreading as in a chicken, not compact as they should be. He is only 10 weeks old and I'm wondering what I can do to correct this. Can post pics in the evening.
P.S. when he is laying down the paws look normal
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-22-2016, 10:19 AM
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What surface is he on? If the surface is slick like linoleum or tile, he may splay his toes for traction. A picture of your concern would help.

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If his nails are long that could cause it. He could just have long toes that are not compact. May just be how he is built.

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Hello again

Managed to take some pictures, please have a look and advice.. I need it



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Nice looking pup. I do not see a problem with his paws.

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In these pictures, his paws look normal. Can you take pics of him standing and/or walking, and from different angles, but with the camera down at his level.

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Nice looking pup. I do not see a problem with his paws.
He's very cute indeed, thanks. Still a bit worried tho, will attach a few more pics..
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In these pictures, his paws look normal. Can you take pics of him standing and/or walking, and from different angles, but with the camera down at his level.
I tried, here what I have (apologies for far-from-perfect quality)







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He has very normal feet - some dogs have toes that look more bony than others - but he has normal paw size, nice pastern angulation, and deep pads (all what you want).

I think his feet are cute!!! Absolutely nothing to worry about.

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My puppy's feet look like that, even more splayed on a hard surface.
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