Sep 24, 2005, 1:24 AM
Vet cant see the CHD from a puppy ard few mth old... Even u have the X-Ray.Normal CHD will appear around 6-9 mth. Some serious case, u even can see the dog cant walk properly, or u relize ur dog show painful when it walk or run... But they will still continue jump up and down, because their most love owner is infront of them...Dog is lovely bcos this...
Re: [JoeSmith] Hip Deplesia Started from 3months young below ?
If u suspect ur dog got CHD, u can take X-Ray around 8-9mth, see the advice from vet. NEVER TRUSTH MKC Doggy Cert. Alot of cert is fake in the market. CHD can come from puppy parent, but if u take good care to the puppy, some cases show it still possible to avoid it.
What u can do:
1. Monitor the weigh of ur puppy. Control the weigh is very important to prevent the CHD. CHD often happen in overweight dog, bcos the joint suffer fr the heavey upper boby, long term it will hurt the joint, and cause CHD. Dun listen to people, fat very cute...
2.Dun let ur puppy stay in slippy floor. If u really cant avoid this, pls minimum ur puppy space, make ur puppy cant run or jump in the small space. That can reduce the suffer of joint as well. PLS BRING UR DOG TO RAW SURFACE TO WALK (DUN RUN and JUMP)EVERYDAY. That help their bone n joint develop.
3. DON'T LET UR PUPPY JUMP AND RUN TOO OFTEN. Puppy need sport, but u have to limit it sport, over active will hurt joint as well, especially jumping up and down. Keep walking is enough, swiming even better!
4. Take glucosamine to prevent the joint problem. Pls take the advice fr vet.
5. (Special for dog in BARF) Raw meat feeding is good, when u know the nutrition need for a puppy or dog. BUT only meat is not enough for a puppy, especialy calcium. The puppy whose mostly eat meat, after 8 mth, u will see their rear leg cant pull straightly. Cant walk properly. Rear leg look like not energy. Thats diff fr CHD, but still consider is bone problem. Dog kibble provide holistic and balance nutrition to a dog, no matter which life stage. Raw meat provided might contain presevertive, chicken grow injection (dunno wht that call)..etc. SO people who interest to give ur love in BARF, pls read more infor before u do that...
If u thk too trouble to feed glucosamine pill, mayb can consider Active Care Dog food. The only dog food provide enough glucosamine in dog kibble. The glucosamine in Active Care is 2000mg/kg, normal dog food "joint system", mostly only contain 500mg/kg...so is a optional way for glucosamine supply....english no good, wish help...