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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Hi Pacino...welcome to the Forum!

    I used to have Rotties...a beautiful boy called Odin (would you like to see a photo?)

    Your boy seems like a sweet boy! Look, I don't know if anybody have told you what can happen to Rotties and their pasterns during growing times. Odin went down on his pasterns at about 6 months and got completely flat-footed. We overcame this by walking him on gravel...pebbles and rough surfaces. We also made sure his nails were never too long (you should not be able to hear him walk on a timber floor). We also made sure he received a completely balanced diet without too much calcium in it.

    Pacino seems to be down on his pasterns mate...have you talked to the vet about this? Believe me when I say I am not having a go at you mate...just wanted to bring it to your attention just in case you didn't know
    hey,

    any Infromation is greatly appreciated. see i didn't know that im glad i came to this forum. ill make sure to ask the vet. i heard of hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia but never anything to do with pasterns. now im worried. Are pasterns a big problem?
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    They can be, Mate.

    I first thought maybe because of his long nails, but you explained that, so that takes that out of the equation. Keep them as short as possible, so it doesn't esculate the issue IYKWIM.

    How old is Pacino if you don't mind my asking? Still pretty young, or what?
    Adding a controlled regular amount of magnesium to his diet can help with seriously dropped pasterns, but it depends on how long they've been dropped for?
    Lots of the large/giant breeds of dogs drop naturally in the pasterns at certain ages, it just happens, and usually their diet and exercise has to be fiddled with to correct the problem.

    I know some breeders on here have heaps of experience with pasterns.
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    hahah i dont know if its a word but i know what u mean. nah not offended. why would i be, thats why im here because i wanna learn and where better than a forum with experienced dog owners and breeders.

    I never heard of pasterns to be honest. i just googled it and found a picture of how they're supposed be and i checked on pacino and they looked similar so i thought maybe in the video because he had to kind of bow down to to get to the food it looked like his pasterns where down but im going to take pictures of them and post them up so you can all check it out and ill also ask the vet.


    Thanks guys
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    Thanks for your comments Samir.

    Sometimes ppl take comments meant to help them in a positive way as negatives, which is sad, but unfortunately it does happen. Great to talk with someone like you, so thanks.

    Yep, pop some photos up when you can of Al Pacino (sorry, can't help myself, must learn to drop the Al ), that would be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    well...being down on the pasterns could be from numerous things...inadequate diet...over exercising as a pup and young dog....tight tendons and muscles...not enough magnesium in diet.

    A dog's foot/paw should look like a cat's paw....tight and upright....if you get what I mean. When they go flat and it looks like their "wrist" is flattening too...that is when the pasterns are weak.

    Here are 2 photos of Odin...look at his paws...tight and upright.



    he looks brilliant. very handsome. yeah i get what they are supposed to look like now. thanks for everything, and thanks for posting hose pictures up. ill be going to the vet on Saturday see what he says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    They can be, Mate.

    I first thought maybe because of his long nails, but you explained that, so that takes that out of the equation. Keep them as short as possible, so it doesn't esculate the issue IYKWIM.

    How old is Pacino if you don't mind my asking? Still pretty young, or what?
    Adding a controlled regular amount of magnesium to his diet can help with seriously dropped pasterns, but it depends on how long they've been dropped for?
    Lots of the large/giant breeds of dogs drop naturally in the pasterns at certain ages, it just happens, and usually their diet and exercise has to be fiddled with to correct the problem.

    I know some breeders on here have heaps of experience with pasterns.
    he is only 6 months old. I'm starting to think that i might be over exercising him.

    if you could tell these experienced breeders to give me a few pointers on pasterns and how it can be fixed i would appreciate it.

    Thanks
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    Hi,

    It's noticeable in the video and also in a couple of the photo's, one where he is sitting and his toes are pointed outwards.

    Having long nails can be one of many things that won't help the situation of weak pasterns, but it's not the cause.

    But take it out of the equation and you can start to look at other things if you so wish.

    Genetics plays a huge part in the make up of any dog and not every dog in a litter is perfect no matter how perfect their parents might have been. This is where we get our pet puppies from.

    What is important is that Pacino has a wonderful temperament by the look of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Thanks for your comments Samir.

    Sometimes ppl take comments meant to help them in a positive way as negatives, which is sad, but unfortunately it does happen. Great to talk with someone like you, so thanks.

    Yep, pop some photos up when you can of Al Pacino (sorry, can't help myself, must learn to drop the Al ), that would be helpful.
    yeah i know people like that, well im not like that. if somebody knows better than me than i listen, and i know that most of you if not all of you,know better than me. haha you dont have to drop the Al i dont mind. some of my friends just call him AL
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    Ah, six months is often around the time they go down Samir.

    Cut back on the exercising somewhat, and talk to your vet about possible additional magnesium supplement. It is something that is usually only given for a period of time, not ongoing or permanent etc.

    There are many ways ppl try to help allieve dropped pasterns, some modern, some old fashioned.

    MAC knows a few I'm sure, which could be helpful for Pacino.

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    Oooh i can keep the Al. Wicked!

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