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Hi all,

Hope all of you are doing well in this corona pandemic situation. I have a four-month rottweiler puppy. As per the doctor of my puppy, He introduced 'Stress powder' and 'Born Builder' calcium supplements according to the dog's requirements. The puppy is suffering from several problems with his bones. Mainly in the hip and front two legs.

So, that is why the doctor was recommended increasing the calcium for the puppy so that bones were more strong. First I mixed that calcium powder with 'Milk' and after few days he was rejected milk. Then, it mixed with yogurt and after few days, the puppy was rejected yogurt. Finally, I mixed that calcium powder with chicken, and the puppy is rejecting now even chicken.

As well, currently, the puppy is not eating as usual and getting thin day by day. But he is playing well and active. The doctor was said me that, the bone problem will be raised again if we were not used dog's calcium.

So, I am very disappointed with the situation and there is no solution for me currently 馃槳. Appreciate all of your kind support on behalf of my innocent puppy.:love:

Thank you very much.
 

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What dog food are you feeding your dog?? If it's a commercial dog food that is Large Breed Puppy, or All-Life-Stages, you do NOT need to be adding more calcium and in fact can be doing more harm adding calcium. Feed a commercial dog food, it will be balanced nutritionally. What is wrong with your pup's bones? Has he got Pano? Is he knuckling?
Put up a picture. I would not be listening to the vet..I have noticed it's very common in East Indian countries that vet's push calcium...not needed if the dog is eating a commercial food.
 

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What dog food are you feeding your dog?? If it's a commercial dog food that is Large Breed Puppy, or All-Life-Stages, you do NOT need to be adding more calcium and in fact can be doing more harm adding calcium. Feed a commercial dog food, it will be balanced nutritionally. What is wrong with your pup's bones? Has he got Pano? Is he knuckling?
Put up a picture. I would not be listening to the vet..I have noticed it's very common in East Indian countries that vet's push calcium...not needed if the dog is eating a commercial food.
Really appreciate your kind response to the post. Actually, I didn't use yet a branded dog food yet. However, I am providing 'Classic Pets' dog food to him. As well I am feeding him dialy red rice, chicken, fish, yogurt and vitamins Could you please have a look into the below pictures of my puppy. Further, he has 17 kg bodyweight for four months.

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As well, my puppy is laying usually as per the below picture.

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Further, he has a some issue when he is walking in the hip as well. I will share a video with you asap.
Please advise me on this. Really appreciate your help.
 

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He's down on his pasterns...this can be fixed with diet...but you better correct it quickly. What commercial diets do you have in your country?? Do you have Purina, or Royal Canin, or Pedigree, etc?? Forget about feeding beans and rice,etc. What you are feeding is not a balanced nutritious diet. Get him on a known commercial diet...and if you want to add some natural foods make sure it is not more then 1/3 of his meal. So 2 cups of kibble, to 1/2 cup of chicken for one meal,etc. First worry about his legs, then worry about the hips. Hips can be helped by giving him glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM and wild salmon oil, among other supplements. Can he walk? does he always have his back legs like that? His weight is good for a 4 month old pup. Is there any orthopedic vets in your city?? He needs to be seen by a specialist...or I'm afraid things are not going to be good for your pup. :(
 

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He's down on his pasterns...this can be fixed with diet...but you better correct it quickly. What commercial diets do you have in your country?? Do you have Purina, or Royal Canin, or Pedigree, etc?? Forget about feeding beans and rice,etc. What you are feeding is not a balanced nutritious diet. Get him on a known commercial diet...and if you want to add some natural foods make sure it is not more then 1/3 of his meal. So 2 cups of kibble, to 1/2 cup of chicken for one meal,etc. First worry about his legs, then worry about the hips. Hips can be helped by giving him glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM and wild salmon oil, among other supplements. Can he walk? does he always have his back legs like that? His weight is good for a 4 month old pup. Is there any orthopedic vets in your city?? He needs to be seen by a specialist...or I'm afraid things are not going to be good for your pup. :(
Yes, you are correct he is down on his pasterns. Yes, we can buy Pedigree. Is it a good dog food. Definitely I will give Pedigree dog food for him. As well I am giving flexible joint supplement as well. Flexible joint is a glucosamine rich source.

As well he is very active and playful even some problems were his legs. There are few vets are available in my city. But I cannot recommend them for this kind of urgent problem. So, I met a doctor who treats in Colombo area (Capital city). Today and yesterday we ate very well and gave the medicines as well. Thank you very much for your support and you are a very kind person.
 

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Buy a commercial dog food...any big well known company. Purina, Eukanuba, Royal Canin, Pedigree, Iams, etc. While Pedigree is not the greatest...it is nutritionaly balanced...it has all the calcium, phosphorus,minerals,etc. that are needed for a growing puppy. If you can get Large Breed Puppy...all the better. Don't overfeed your pup. Try to walk him on sand, or up hills and grass...so that his ligaments start developing. Is there a way to do a zoom consult with an orthopedic veterinarian?? You need to have someone that specializes in bones...to see what he looks like...and go from there. Diet is very important...and just home feeding a diet that is not balanced is probably the cause of his foot problems.
 

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Buy a commercial dog food...any big well known company. Purina, Eukanuba, Royal Canin, Pedigree, Iams, etc. While Pedigree is not the greatest...it is nutritionaly balanced...it has all the calcium, phosphorus,minerals,etc. that are needed for a growing puppy. If you can get Large Breed Puppy...all the better. Don't overfeed your pup. Try to walk him on sand, or up hills and grass...so that his ligaments start developing. Is there a way to do a zoom consult with an orthopedic veterinarian?? You need to have someone that specializes in bones...to see what he looks like...and go from there. Diet is very important...and just home feeding a diet that is not balanced is probably the cause of his foot problems.
Thank you very much your advices and those advices will help for me. Highly appreciate your kind responses on this,

Thanks.
Chamika.
 
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