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Pigeon toed

Post by Nifty staffy on Thu Aug 10 2017, 17:38

I'm noticing that Nifty appears to be becoming pigeon toed as she's growing.
She also dishes a little on her front feet when she walks and the toes-in are particularly pronounced when she sits.

Is this just a growing phase she's going through or should I be consulting specialists in elbow disorders ? Sad
Maybe unbalanced feed related but she's eating puppy kibble.
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Re: Pigeon toed

Post by gillybrent on Thu Aug 10 2017, 19:54

Can you post a pic?

I doubt, to be honest, that it's a problem - it's more likely that it's a growing 'phase'.

If she's eating a good kibble & is growing well on it, then I shouldn't think there's too much of a problem.

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Post by -Ian- on Thu Aug 10 2017, 22:58

Might be worth mentioning to your vet on the next check up even if to just ease your mind.


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Re: Pigeon toed

Post by Nifty staffy on Fri Aug 11 2017, 19:16

I will try to post photos but it never worked for me, despite following the instructions here.
In terms of kibble, we're in final stage of switch from vigor & sage to orijen which is supposed to be good overall.

I did ask my vet last time and she just said that it was due to the breed. She did say that Nifty was a good weight and growth.
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Post by gillybrent on Fri Aug 11 2017, 19:40

they all tend to grow at different rates & Nifty's no different!

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Post by lexii on Thu Aug 17 2017, 01:52

I think at this point keep an eye on it, she might be having a big growth spurt where her chest is bigger than her legs can be...if she starts to be reluctant walking or running etc have the vet check her elbows more thoroughly.
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