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Old 09-14-2010, 10:46 PM
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I was looking through the few pics I have of them, and none really show their legs. Asked for more pictures, so I'll see if I can get a good one of their paws and post it.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:24 PM
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Talked to the vet today (Which is always such a treat, lol. Apparently on Kodi's vet record, the last vet wrote that he was a "spectacular example of the breed" This vet sat on the floor and loved on him for the first few minutes while I explained what was going on.) and she said that he does look like he has a MILD (underlined several times) ...er, I forget the word she used on his chart, but a mild uneven bone growth.

She didn't want to take xrays, because she said that with the size of his growth plates and the speed at which he's growing, it would be near impossible to tell if his bones are actually messed up, or if they're just growing.

Basically, she agreed with his breeder, and isn't worried about it. She said that once the other bone catches up, his paws will straighten back out.
She does approve of the switch to eagle pack, though she doesn't think that my food choices are too bad for him.
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Glad to hear he checks out well! =]
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hmmmm good to hear, just never heard of that before. Normally when the bones start to deform they stay that way. My cousin has an akita and she never had legs like that. Let us know how things go as she grows more.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:45 PM
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His bones aren't "deformed", they're just not growing at the same rate.
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like I said the deformed look if that's what you want to call it normally is a concern of a deformity. Normally doesn't mean always, just often. Its good if that's not what your dog has
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Greta had me concerned as her legs almost looked slightly buckled, and turned. They are very straight now, we added vitamin/calcium supplement from the vet. We really could see it some days and not others. I hope they do straighten out.
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Greta had me concerned as her legs almost looked slightly buckled, and turned. They are very straight now, we added vitamin/calcium supplement from the vet. We really could see it some days and not others. I hope they do straighten out.
i never reccomend adding supplements when it comes to growth issues. vets even get this wrong many times and start adding vitamin C to diets which can be devastating to the dog. make sure your vet is up to date on growth and growth diseases, as this is an old and disproven treatment.


as far as your dog goes, im glad you go him to the vet and updated us. even though this is a very mild case, its good to get on it now to prevent anything further from happening.
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hi i have the same problem with mine. since this post was way back 2010, i would like to ask how did kodi grew up and what was the cure for his legs? thank you
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