Originally Posted by Momofmany
He has shepard in him, but I can't place the rest. Keep an eye out for hip dysplasia with him. I'm not sure if he is just sitting funny, but the dogs that I've known that have had that problem sit sort of hunchy like Norris is in the picture.
After my grey had his orthroscopic surgery, the vet kept a very close eye on him for arthritus. He was on anti-inflamatories pretty early in life and we switched him between aspirin and other prescribed meds quite often. You will also want to get him on glucosomine supplements to help with his joints.
Thankyou for the heads up!! I didn't know to look for that when dogs sit that way. Thankfully though, i do have the glucosamine ready to go whenever he gets here and i have the vets ok
I have no doubt he will have problems with this leg for life- you should have seen it- it was horrible
but thankfully- he is in wonderful hands with this vet caring for him- i plan to foster him for a while- enough to do physical therapy with him as well to strengthen his leg when we get the ok. Any physical therapy tips??
Originally Posted by Rumpleteazer
Well, I think can tell you what he isn't.
He's probably not a shepard/lab mix. I used to have one and the head and coat don't look right. But I think there's gotta be some shepard in there cause he does resemble the dog I used to have in some ways. He's such a handsome guy! My Rascal (appropriatly named!
) was a sweetheart and from reading the threads it sounds like Norris is too!
There is definitely not shepherd in him. (I have had several shepherds and he just doesn't have the structure, fur, pattern...anything like them.) BUT we do think he is a purebreed Jindo now after talking with the vet this morning (forgot to mention that part!
) So thankfully we have a good idea as to what his breed is now and we can be on the look out for any breed-specific issues that might develop
Did i mention enough what a wonderful vet he's seeing!!! This guy is awesome! Your Rascal sounds very sweet!
Originally Posted by white cat lover
Good point Amy! I totally forgot...my Macey sits like that & the vets all tell me to watch her for hip problems. It's almost a 100% guarantee she'll have them.
Thanks for the info on that guys i really appreciate it! I had no idea to look for that in dogs. - so what exactly should i be looking for- is it when they sit haunched over a bit like that with their back legs kinda out??? any other indicators??