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Old 01-07-2013, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys! I have 9 and a half month old basset male. In recent months I have noticed his legs are rapidly turning inwards. I read up about this and most people seem to think its ok as long as it doesn't seem to be bothering him, which it doesn't. He runs and plays and doesn't seem to be in pain. However, my heart breaks for him. I don't want him to be plagued be arthritis early in life due to this. Is there anything I can do??
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Basset legs are supposed to have some degree of crook in order for them to be sound. Do you have pictures?

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They can literally push dirt between their front legs in order to dig after burrowing prey.

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straight legs are as serious a fault in a basset as feet that point east and west.
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