Down Pasterns (Photos)
I got a question. I noticed the last few days that Andre is developing down pasterns in the front and it concerns me. His pasterns used to be upright and strong and he used to walk up on his toes. Now his pasterns are getting weak and he is starting to walk more flat footed. It is wosre on the right side. What is causing this? I have heard that this can be caused by too high of a protein content. I have Andre on a large breed puppy food. Should I maybe start switching to adult food? He is 6 months old. I have called the vet and I'm waiting for a call back. Will probably be scheduling an appointment. In the mean time I wondered if anyone else has experienced this with their dog(s) and what causes it and how to treat it.
Thanks guys :)
Here are some pics:
This is Andre's pasterns standing. Taken from the right side.
This one is from the front toward the left side while standing.
Rear view from left side while standing.
Left side while sitting.
Right side while sitting.