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Posted: 11/16/2001 9:16:59 PM EDT
I guess Caeser does not want me to touch his toys![pissed]Please excuse dumb look on wifes face![whaco] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/009/6p/6w/qS/KI84345.jpg[/img] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/036/ob/gA/Aq/KH19875.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 3:02:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 3:09:04 AM EDT
I'd say he goes close to 140?
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 3:12:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Green_Furniture: I'd say he goes close to 140?
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Hell - I bet he weighs more than that! How many kids does he eat a week?
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 3:44:20 AM EDT
Clearly, as shown in the second picture he's really heavy. Look at the wife's expression of pain when he sat on her!
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 6:04:14 AM EDT
Took him to vet yesterday, He weighs 155. Actually he is a big baby, of course, to the people he likes! [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/008/Bi/2e/go/4X61441.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 6:30:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 6:42:47 AM EDT
No offense Maynard, but why would you mention this? I am not asking about his health. But we do have him checked reguraly for this problem. His mother and father have no history of any severe hip problems. He runs and plays great. I am not trying to be ass.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 7:36:52 AM EDT
American Rotties tend to be much bigger than their German cousins. In Germany, a dog isn't eligible for registration till he is full grown, and reg is denied if the dog exceeds size and weight limits, among other factors. Bobeaser's beautiful boy is no doubt of some American breeding, and is undoubtedly as healthy as he looks :) But, even after OFA screening of parents, hip dysplasia can occur spontaneously in some litters, or can actually be caused by growing too fast in some dogs. Most Rottie breeders try to keep the pups from adding too much weight too fast as they grow. If this gorgeous boy added his weight slowly, and in a controlled manner, there is no reason to assume he is dysplastic merely because of his size. Nice dog, Bobeaser! Buttwags and dogkisses from Dresden, Krupp, Mauser and Luger, who also consider themselves lapdogs from time to time :) (Real dogs don't have tails)
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 7:49:02 AM EDT
My lab has hd, size of the animal only causes the disorder to become more pronounced, it doesn't cause it. It is solely genetic.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 7:53:10 AM EDT
Our vets informed us, that it can actually be brought on in Rotties by violent play as young pups, or too rapid weight gain. Perhaps some breeds are more susceptible to aggravated HD than others. Sorry about your Lab, Vthokieshooter :(
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 8:09:00 AM EDT
The x-rays on my lab show that the femoral head is in the shape of a square and the socket on the pelvic bone is almost flat. However, I have her on some supplements that are suppose to be good for cartilage health. It hasn't slowed her down! [:)]
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 1:02:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 1:49:31 PM EDT
Those of you who are familiar with the book "The Arthritis Cure" know that the author recommended a combination of Chondroitin and Glucosamine as an aid to treating cartilage degeneration. I read the book and tried his suggestions and after a period of about 6 weeks I noticed a marked decrease in knee pain. I stopped using it because it was getting somewhat expensive, but as soon as I am gainfully employed again I plan to go back on it. My orthopedist said it's snake oil, but all I can say is I have tried just about everything over a period of 20 years and this is the only thing that has helped. And while I was on it, I didn't need NSAIDs at all. Perhaps what's good for man is good for doggy?
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 4:22:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 4:53:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Maynard: 155 Lbs? Two words - Hip Dysplasia
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Big Roger on that! We had a Rotty that weighed in at 142 and hip-dysplasia was a major concern you better get that dude on a diet pronto! BTW...you got a pretty wife.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 4:55:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Green_Furniture: I'd say he goes close to 140?
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Where are you?
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 5:49:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 6:17:53 PM EDT
yup hip problems are a big concern in larger dog breeds. Back in July I had to put down my beloved 105 pound giant snouzer of 13 years because of problems with Hip Dysplasia. I still miss him [>(]
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 7:07:22 PM EDT
What does Ceasar eat? Answer: Whatever Ceasar wants........... Nice puppy by the way.
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