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    Hoping to hear from experienced breeders, or anyone with knowledge of this.

    Many dogs drop in the pasterns during puppyhood, and apparently Newfoundlands are notorious for it happening around the four month age. For Inca it started yesterday, so have begun magnesium supplementation and will continue for the next 30 days or so, depending on how quickly I see improvement.

    Anybody else out there dealt with this, and if so, any other tried and true remedies for it?
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    Sounds weird, but make sure you keep her nails clipped nice & short please.

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    dropping in the pasterns? im guess that is where when the dog takes a stride, the fetlock drops almost to the ground? We had a filly who was like that a while ago.

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    Sorry DA, it's not a problem in Whippets or Kelpies. I'd contact your breeder and ask what they recommend.

    My fathers old remedy for keeping dogs on their toes was to put blue metal in one half of the dog runs. But this may be an old wives tail in todays day and age. And it was more for developing a dog that would be up on their toes.

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    Thanks GSD's. Yeah, I've been trimming once a week just to keep them tip-top, but mainly to get her used to having them done. So far she's been good with getting them trimmed.

    MAC, the breeder always uses magnesium at the first sign of dropping, hence why I just went straight onto that yesterday. Just curious to see what others have used, or know of. In days of old my father used to do a similar thing to the blue metal flooring, and did various exercises to help with any dropping in the Shepherds (Alsatians back then, lol) pasterns, and like your father, he really felt it worked. I don't know if it did or not, as most of the time they grow out of it anyway as everything kind of' gels together'.



    Yep Boxerini - similar sort of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Thanks GSD's. Yeah, I've been trimming once a week just to keep them tip-top, but mainly to get her used to having them done. So far she's been good with getting them trimmed.
    It sounds really weird, but I've seen all sort of pastern problems at weekly dog massage because the dog's nails weren't kept neatly manicured. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    It sounds really weird, but I've seen all sort of pastern problems at weekly dog massage because the dog's nails weren't kept neatly manicured. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it myself.
    Nah, it happens alot, so it doesn't sound weird at all, mate. I've seen some horrific pastern and foot probelms cause the dog could never walk properly as their owners 'forgot' or 'just couldn't' cut their nails. Sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Nah, it happens alot, so it doesn't sound weird at all, mate. I've seen some horrific pastern and foot probelms cause the dog could never walk properly as their owners 'forgot' or 'just couldn't' cut their nails. Sad.
    And then if the owner doesn't correct the problem, the poor dog has all sorts of "posture" & back problems because of nails that are too long. With what I've seen over 11 years of taking my dogs for a weekly massage, a lot of these problems could be fixed with just a weekly manicure.

    OMG ... I saw this poor Pug last year when it came to massage. It's nails were so bad they were curled over so much they were digging into its flesh. I cut as much as I dared, but recommened a GA to get it done properly & restart from there. Poor wee thing. Bless the new owner though. They had just rescued the dog, were trying to release it from obvious pain & get the dog on to a happier life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    And then if the owner doesn't correct the problem, the poor dog has all sorts of "posture" & back problems because of nails that are too long. With what I've seen over 11 years of taking my dogs for a weekly massage, a lot of these problems could be fixed with just a weekly manicure.

    OMG ... I saw this poor Pug last year when it came to massage. It's nails were so bad they were curled over so much they were digging into its flesh. I cut as much as I dared, but recommened a GA to get it done properly & restart from there. Poor wee thing. Bless the new owner though. They had just rescued the dog, were trying to release it from obvious pain & get the dog on to a happier life.
    FFS, how do ppl let their dog get to that stage. Disgusting, isn't it, and heartbreaking.

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    I'm just not sure how someone could not have clipped the dogs nails to the point where they dug into the dogs pads. The poor man who brought this dog for a manicure. I so felt for him. At least he was prepared to work on getting the wee dog back to a happier existance.

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