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.
Last edited by Devil's Advocate; 04-28-2010 at 01:13 PM.
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 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.
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.
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.
Oooh i can keep the Al. Wicked!
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