My dog feet got curved from lack of calcium, he is 2 and a half months old. Is there any treatment to get the things rig
on Jan 21st 2013
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I would have an Orthopedic dog specialist look at him. If you don't, he will have major problems later. The fact that he is till a little puppy, there may be something you can do. Good Luck!
Kali answered on 1/21/13. Helpful? / 0
How was this diagnosed? Did your vet take xrays and what was your vet's treatment plan? What breed is this dog?
Often dogs have really splayed/flattened feet as young puppies, especially the bigger breeds such as GSD's, Danes, mastiffs, etc. Unless there are changes on xray, this is perfectly normal and will correct as the puppy grows.
Messing with calcium levels in a rapidly growing puppy can create more problems than it can cure. It is critical that the calcium/phosphorus balance be correct, if not the dog will grow porous bones which will cause major issues later in life.
If this WAS diagnosed by a veterinarian, I would suggest you visit an orthopaedic specialist ASAP and get their help with casting, bracing, diet, etc. if your vet did not offer suggestions as to treatment.
If you are assuming this is from lack of calcium and/or no xrays or testing has been done there it is even MORE imperative you get a visit with a canine orthopaedic specialist ASAP!
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Toto, CD, RN, CGC answered on 1/21/13. Helpful? / 1