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    Default Suspected Chondrodysplasia - Advice Please

    Does anyone know if CD is linked to any other genetic defects (one website says it is linked to eye, liver and heart disease but I think there is some controversy about this among AKC breeders) and is there anything that can be done to stop it from getting worse? Is it likely to cause more problems later in life?
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    Chondrodysplasia is dwarfism and is used in some breeds, such as Bassets. Just from that knowledge I would think that maybe not. Though there are people with the condition, who do get kidney problems. look up dwarfism and see where you get
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    There are a few things that can cause bowed legs, if that is the only symptom then I probably wouldn't jump straight to dwarfism.
    If the pup grew up around tiles, lino or other slippery surfaces then that can definitely cause it.
    Incorrect diet can cause bowed legs as well.

    I won't pretend to understand the dietary aspects of it but here is a site that covers bowed legs in PUPPIES. In adults I'm not sure if it is fixable.

    Bowed Legs, Knuckling Over in Puppies - Puppy Feed Program | GREATDANELADY.COM

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    He's been on Science Diet since she got him at about 4 months - I'm not a fan, but it's not exactly Weetbix so I'd be surprised if it caused that sort of bowing. No tiles or slippery floors and he's only a tiny thing, I'd have thought that would be more of a problem in your big weight-bearing dogs like Danes. Apparently something like 1 in 3 Havs in the US have CD?

    There's supposed to be a study linking it to cataracts and kidney/heart disease in Havanese but I can't find it on the internet. Does anyone know if it's something breeders test for? Was hoping to get an answer from a Hav owner or breeder on DOL, but....

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    Meegs, I would shoot Troy a message and see why/who/what happened on DOL.

    I honestly don't know much (anything really) about Havanese so I would only be googling. I thought the dwarfism would be rare but from what you have said apparently not.

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    Cheers Crested. I have taken some info out of the OP since apparently it's a small world and people are easily offended. But got some good advice on another forum so I have an idea of what to tell the dog's owner.

    Couldn't send Troy a pm as the pm function on my account was disabled! DOL can pretty much stick their forum...well, you know the rest.

    Thanks for the responses here.

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