What do you mean weak? To get the most of the really knowledgeable people here, you will need to show a video of exactly what you are concerned about. He is in that weird growth stage...that might be all that is going on.
You should stop giving him extra calcium. Extra calcium is known to cause issue. What food are you feeding?
Hi every one
My six and hafl month old gsd leo when he walk he drags his hind legs and left hind leg looks weak and he gets tired very early and start breathing very fast when i play with him .any expert suggestions pls?
Get a good large breed puppy food. No calcium and I would never feed Pedigree unless it is the only dog food available. Maybe consider another vet who knows more about nutrition.
At six months old they often have a weird gait as they are the equivalent of a human teenager.
Do NOT supplement calcium! Especially on growing large breed pup such as German Shepherds! I don't know what your vet is thinking, honestly. And did you say the vet recommended Pedigree? No self-respecting veterinarian will EVER suggest PEDIGREE. You need to think twice before going back to that vet. Again No calcium, please. Find a GOOD vet and have them examine your pup properly!
It pains me to say this so many times , the problem you are having is due to the dogs conformation.
It can not be changed by feeding or exercising.
the dog probably is not weak in the hind , and what you are seeing is difficulty in moving in a manner that
you expect but the dog can not do. He is not built for it . That is my opinion.
since a video is not possible could you post a picture of the dog just standing normally showing a side view?
Seems from other posters from India vets there tend to recommend calcium supplementation often. I'm guessing they do this because it is not uncommon for many to feed a homemade diet of table scraps and rice that lacks in calcium. That not being your case as you are feeding kibble calcium supplementation is not needed.
I'm no expert but watching the videos I would say part of the problem is conformation. He is also cow hocked. Also at 6 months he is at that awkward growing stage as well. There does appear to be an issue with the rear left leg.
Things I would do is stop the calcium supplement. There is a lot of research that shows it is actually detrimental to growing pups joint formation in larger breed dogs. They need to grow their bones slow and steady.
I would find a much better quality food. Pedigree is a low quality food. That said buy the best quality food in your budget.
I would have hip/leg x-rays done. There could very well be a deformity causing the issue either genetic or unknown injury.