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Our 4 month old puppy’s front left leg occasionally gives out.

He does not appear to be in any pain. We only let him walk up stairs. He is not allowed on the furniture.

He plays a lot but does whine when we go on short walks. We only walk him on a harness.

He is on Orijen large breed puppy dry and Costco wet (just a tad), though I am switching him to the Victor large breed soon.

He does go to puppy play part-time 3x a week but he can (and does) rest there. He just started chewing on (but in no way devouring) bully sticks.

He has been to the vet multiple times already, clean bill of health. He is small and on track to be less than 40 pounds.

Overplaying? Too much protein? Even up the stairs is bad? Normal?

Thank you in advance :)


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not uncommon in basset puppies, they are uncorridinated

see a 8 month old in show ring , Later on went on to win Reserve winner dog at Nationals that year obviously nothing structurally wrong with him .


can not feed to much protein.
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Many breeders and pet owners, as well as some veterinarians believe too much protein can contribute to developmental skeletal disorders in large breed puppies, but this is incorrect. An early study [5] observed orthopedic problems in dogs fed diets high in calories, protein, and calcium, but subsequent studies clarified that protein is not a risk factor for any of these problems.[13]
Calories and calcium however are know and proven issues and in th case of calcium it is too much calcium rather than too little.
 

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Thank you! I’ll check the calcium and protein levels of his food.
 

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Our 4 month old puppy’s front left leg occasionally gives out.

He does not appear to be in any pain. We only let him walk up stairs. He is not allowed on the furniture.

He plays a lot but does whine when we go on short walks. We only walk him on a harness.

He is on Orijen large breed puppy dry and Costco wet (just a tad), though I am switching him to the Victor large breed soon.

He does go to puppy play part-time 3x a week but he can (and does) rest there. He just started chewing on (but in no way devouring) bully sticks.

He has been to the vet multiple times already, clean bill of health. He is small and on track to be less than 40 pounds.

Overplaying? Too much protein? Even up the stairs is bad? Normal?

Thank you in advance :)


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If your hound still has this problem after reaching 12 months old, go to a Veterinary Orthopedic Specialist.
 
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