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Teds front legs

I just got a puppy cut for Ted yesterday as he is blowing coat and the mats were horrendous. I groomed him everyday and used every kind of detangler and cornstarch but it was futile. When I picked him up, he looked really cute but to my horror when I got him home I noticed that, to me, his front legs look bowed and 1 looks worse than the other. I have an appointment next week to get him fixed so I will bring it up to the Vet then. Ted doesnt do stairs (we are in a bungalow but stairs to outside) he never attempts to jump off of anything and now I am wondering if its uncomfortable for him and thats why. I havent got a hold of the breeder yet as I figure I better wait til we see the Vet.
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Oscar's front legs do that too- I also noticed it after we got him cut for the first time. He loves to jump and does stairs no problem. I think they are the same age too (or just about). We didn't teach him the stairs though- Buzzy, our older Hav did
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good you're getting it checked out. I believe ted has what is called easty westy legs. and usually it is not big deal. Cash has this and one leg is more severe than the other and perhaps a bit deformed... but he still gets around perfectly. How old is Ted? it's probably good that he is not jumper not because of his front legs but because you are not supposed to let them jump down until their growth plates have stopped growing--- well after a year. Jasper would never jump on anything... until all of a sudden he did!




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Ted is 10 months.

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I have no idea but your vet should have noticed any real problem. So its probably not bad or he would have noticed.
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He may not have as CD is not that obvious when they are really young. It is the premature or uneven closure of the growth plate. As Ted hasnt been seen since his last set of shots, the obviousness of it probably set in after. I really didnt notice until I had him cut short although looking back, with what I know now, there were signs.

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good you're getting it checked out. I believe ted has what is called easty westy legs. and usually it is not big deal. Cash has this and one leg is more severe than the other and perhaps a bit deformed... but he still gets around perfectly. How old is Ted? it's probably good that he is not jumper not because of his front legs but because you are not supposed to let them jump down until their growth plates have stopped growing--- well after a year. Jasper would never jump on anything... until all of a sudden he did!
Easty Westy is just a saying. CD or chondodyplasia (spelling may be wrong) is why the feet are like that

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From what I'm reading about CD, you can measure and see if it's a potential diagnosis, since CD dogs are short from the elbow to the ground as compared to the elbow to top of shoulder blade measurement. East/west is frequently more about the front feet both pointing outwards rather than forward.

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I measured and he is not even. It should be an even measurement. If you notice not only are his feet facing out but his legs are not straight, one being worse than the other

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I thought I saw that in the pictures, but I was being hopeful that it was merely an illusion. Rats. I'm sorry...

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