Doggie Ankle!

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Postby Jenny » April 23rd, 2009, 1:14 am

Todays rescue. 4 month old Dobe pup.

I haven't seen this before..I should study canine anatomy more obviously.. its almost like the ankle or area below the ankle is rubbery or dislocated? Was really painful to the pup. Of course the owners "never noticed it till that very moment we mentioned it"

We pick up pupper from the vet tomorrow and I'm anxious to hear the cause of the problem.

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Postby pocketpit » April 23rd, 2009, 1:20 am

Looks like he might have a case of "rickets" which is often caused by improper nutrition and can be fixed with a proper diet.
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Postby Violet » April 23rd, 2009, 3:40 am

I had a pup several years ago that was like that. He had horrible demodex AND his joints were a mess from malnutrition. He recovered completely with some pretty extensive care. and is now a healthy, happy, georgeous adult.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 23rd, 2009, 6:58 am

Good lord, he's just pointing in every which way. Can't way to see some good pics of him!
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Postby Marinepits » April 23rd, 2009, 7:23 am

Ooooooooo, poor pup! :(
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Postby Jenny » April 23rd, 2009, 7:56 am

pocketpit wrote:Looks like he might have a case of "rickets" which is often caused by improper nutrition and can be fixed with a proper diet.


I'm praying its not broken or some kind of growth plate problem..

We'll get them on a good diet/vitamin/probiotic too. The demodex is minor right now for this one...hope we can head that off..Her sister is not so lucky has generalized Demo with Staph infection.., . ..both pups have that bowlegged behind and stiff dysplastic gait, they are really a mess.

I'm excited to get them stunning and beautiful too!
(we do not have them tied up here like that! .) :cuss:
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Postby Jenny » April 23rd, 2009, 7:57 am

Omg AND deal with the cherry eye!!!! Nice breeding stock .. NOT. :mad2:
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Postby TinaMartin » April 23rd, 2009, 9:45 am

That poor puppy! I know that with you involved he will get great care and be better in no time.
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Postby cheekymunkee » April 23rd, 2009, 4:21 pm

Violet wrote:I had a pup several years ago that was like that. He had horrible demodex AND his joints were a mess from malnutrition. He recovered completely with some pretty extensive care. and is now a healthy, happy, georgeous adult.



I remember that puppy! You did an awesome job with him & he turned around rather quickly ( joint wise) with proper nutrition.
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