by Missbyron on 03 March 2009 - 21:03
I have been trying to help him just stand correctly, but I can feel his upper body just want to go to one side or another. Any ideas anyone? He is a sweetheart and never gives up trying to get where he wants to go. I do know the other puppies try to push him around, but he not having any of it. lol.
Please help. All answers would be appreciated.
by DeesWolf on 03 March 2009 - 22:03
by Uber Land on 04 March 2009 - 03:03
by windwalker18 on 04 March 2009 - 19:03
First be certain that you have a good solid footing under the pups. I like to use those industrial rug/mats for the floor as they can't be "fluffed" up and smother a pup. (I've 3 that I rotate... one in the crate, one being washed in the tub, one drying). If it's not severe that may be enough... but I have made a "harness" using tape and cast padding... wrap around the pup's shoulders and behind the front legs, then around the front of the legs, taking a turn around each leg at the elbow with the cast padding. ( if you don't have that you could substitue with paper towels or even toilet paper as the main reason for it is to keep the tape from sticking) you then take a loose circle of tape behind the forelegs... pull both legs into the proper position for walking and take a figure 8 around the two fastening it to that circle of tape. Add tape til you feel secure, but ONLY LET 1/4" OF TAPE TOUCH THE FUR BEHIND THE CIRCLE AROUND THE CHEST. I leave that "jacket" on for 5 days to a week, then just clip the tape/cotton and peal it off.
I've used it a number of times when small litters got too pudgey and had problems, and also used it @ work when we had pups come into the Vet Clinic with the problem. Even the Vet was surprised how well it works.
Good luck... be sure to change the footing.
by LoveTheVADogs on 04 March 2009 - 20:03
by Red Sable on 05 March 2009 - 01:03
3 weeks, says so in thread title.
by Missbyron on 05 March 2009 - 21:03
He stomach and chest are fine and his brothers and sisters are walking just fine. One is even running.
I've thought of doing the harness thing to help support his legs under him and see how that works. My daughter wants to do the full therapy thing. Including the water treatment. Told her he may be too young for that. But It also seems like he has a problem with his neck and holding his head straight as well. He looks healthy other wise.
The name of the video on youtube is Ninja3wkpup.
by GS Mom on 06 March 2009 - 00:03
BTW here is the link to the video:
by Uber Land on 06 March 2009 - 00:03
by SitasMom on 06 March 2009 - 01:03
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