German Shepherd Dog > tibial s curve (3 replies)
tibial s curve
by gsdluvr123 on 16 July 2012 - 01:42
|I read an old post on here about a GSD who was kicking his rear legs outward when he walked or ran.|
My 61/2 old boy does the same. I thought he was cow hocked but the xrays showed the tibial curve with the right being worse than the left.
I am waiting for the radiologist to give his expertise. But the vet said they will not straighten out.
I am very upset and don't want my boy to live a life of pain.
Anyone have any info on this?
by SitasMom on 16 July 2012 - 14:51
is this an ongoing issue that you've just noticed or something new?
is your dog in pain or just have an odd gait?
what do you do with your dog?
by gsdluvr123 on 16 July 2012 - 19:10
When I got him at 91/2 weeks, he was a little cow hocked. But many I have seen were like this and were fine.
He is 68lbs at 61/2 months and is very lean and lanky. Not his prettiest phase.
As far as pain, I don't think it bothers him. I can tell his rear right foot twists a bit more if we walk too far, so I have shortened our walks.
He has a great appetite and seems normal otherwise.
I would like to do more OB, but when heeling, the turns seem to be hard for him. He is slow and uncoordinated. Maybe he's still too young?
by SitasMom on 16 July 2012 - 22:28
keep your lessons short and fun and as long as it doesn't bother him continue.
could you post a link to the thread you referred to?