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Old 06-12-2010, 10:33 PM   #31 (permalink)
 

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haha, young kid, im 19 haha, it is just i don't have a good job, but I will manage, I just need to focus on the dog and get him all his shots and fix his leg, after that, it should be smooth for awhile, but for now I am going to take him to the vet probably on monday since I get paid then and there. we will see what the vet has to say because the petsmart people were the ones who assigned the food to me haha and i told them about the situation, it was not something smart what they did with the food choice
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:35 PM   #32 (permalink)
 
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Don't trust everyone you talk to! lol they may work at a pet store but that does not mean they know anything!! If you go to the vet cool but I would not waste money on x-rays unless you really want to. If the leg bends back to normal by pushing it back in place then it is the ligament, only if the bone is twisted would I do x-rays but it looks straight but I can only tell from the pictures.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:54 PM   #33 (permalink)
 

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Well, honestly, the bone in the front looks like it got popped outta place, that was how both of his legs are but as the week passed the leg that has nothing wrong with it, was put back to place on its own, and the leg that is bowed is the leg that I guess didnt make it haha. Your right, because I could tell by the look on the lady that she was a little clueless about what she was doing haha
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:54 PM   #34 (permalink)
 
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Has your pup had shots? If not, I would schedule an appointment for shots, and when you're there ask then to show you how to wrap the legs. They might push for x-rays, but you can explain to them that you don't have the money right now, but if the issue doesn't improve you will bring him back. Most vets are sympathetic to money issues. If he hasn't had shots you need to get him started, as pit bulls are very succeptable to parvo, and you can search the threads here and see how many people have had to deal with parvo, and many times the dog does not make it.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:58 PM   #35 (permalink)
 

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Noooo!, well I don't want balls to die from parvo or anything I want him to live a happy life, so I will do everything in my power to force the vet to take free x-rays, I will show him Balls teeth and tell him " you see these bad boys? once he is a year old he will come hunt you down if you don't give him free x-rays. LOL just kidding, that is why people think pitbulls are bad haha theyre such beautiful pups, anyways, I will have the money by monday and I will take him to the vet and hopefully the vet says it is not serious!, it is just hard to pick which vet to go to because I don't want to go to a crappy vet, should i read some reviews on local vets in my area?
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:10 PM   #36 (permalink)
 
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Well, if you post your area, maybe someone here can recommend a vet. You can also google vets in your area and read reviews. You don't have to ask for free x-rays, just tell him you can't afford them, so you dont want them, and promise him you will get xrays if the issue doesn't improve. By the time he needs his next round of shots, he should be well on his way back to normal.
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:13 PM   #37 (permalink)
 

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Hahaha!!! you actually believed I was going to ask for free x-rays? haha nothing is free in this world! besides the free dirt and ripped couches you find on the Pennysaver ads haha, But I will take him this monday because I get paid at that time, he seems to be doing fine right now...he is sitting on my lap amazed of how fast I type on my keyboard...hes been staring at it for the past 30 minutes or so
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:40 PM   #38 (permalink)
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You and I have conversed briefly about the protein content in kibble when I questioned the percentage in some of the top dollar food. I still don't understand why these companies push such high protein when it can adversely affect the pup. Seriously, can someone give me an answer?
This is why they make diets for Large breed puppies, although i have never fed large breed puppy.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:06 AM   #39 (permalink)
 
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Unfortunately, Backyard Breeders, like previously mentioned, Tend to breed dogs for the massive chests and head. Juan Gotti was known for his massively oversized head and chest, and many BYB's will claim this sire in the lineage.

More than likely, this is a product of overbreeding. When a good sire and dam are found, BYB's will breed like there is no tomorrow, with no regard for the health of the mother.
This creates Genetic health traits that will pass on to other litters.

Sorry that this happened to you, But I am very happy that you saved a dog from what sounds like a horrible situation.

Edit: After reading what food he was on, I would DEFINITELY change to a healthier food. The better nutrition for your dogs is more expensive, but it is worth it in the long run.

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Old 06-13-2010, 05:35 AM   #40 (permalink)
 

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Thanks a alot familylinepits, performanceknls helped tremendously and i will be taking him to the vet this monday for his shots and i will ask about his leg, i hope everything will be alright, and i hope that he will be breedable later on because my brother has a beautiful blue pit named "cha cha" i will tell him to subscribe to this website so you guys can see her. thanks everybody !
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:16 PM   #41 (permalink)
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petsmart and petco let you return dog food. I'd return the senior and go to an adult or all life stages food like previously mentioned. You can get the dog food I mentioned at Petco & Petsmart, it is by far the food of choice for me and my yard. I know it's a little pricey when you look at the bag, but you can feed much less and still get all of the nutrients they can use.

I have 1 dog that eats 3 cups a day, 5 dogs that get 2 cups a day, and then there is 1 dog that only gets 1 cup a day. Where if I were feeding an inferior dog food I'd be doubling if not tripling the ammount of dog food I feed a day, which doubles/triples my poop pick up, and since there aren't any "extras" that the dogs don't need the poops are smaller and less stinky. So, if you buy a 40 pound bag of nutro at 36 bucks, that would last my crew about 1 week, but I but 38 pounds of the Natural Balance L.I.D. spending 54 dollars, the bag lasts me 1.5-2 weeks (mind that i do fast my dogs once a week though)
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:35 AM   #42 (permalink)
 

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Thanks, I haven't gone yet but I will go today, performanceknls assigned me a food that is chicken oatmeal and lamb, I will be returning and buying the food assigned to me by performanceknls, Tommorrow i am also taking him to the vet for his next vaccinations and I will ask the vet about his leg, I hope it is nothing serious, but I am glad that his other leg is flat on the ground now and it shaped pretty good because he had it a little bent, but it is all good now. I will let you know how it went!
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:15 AM   #43 (permalink)
 

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Also, what is the difference between the vet clinic and vet hospital? which do you recommend better?
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This is why they make diets for Large breed puppies, although i have never fed large breed puppy.
Took my boy to the vet today due to both of his front paws are slightly pointed outwards. He is 5 months as of today, the vet told me to feed him large breed adult food because he is more than likely receiving too much protein. The vet stated the food switch will slow down his rate of growth which is the reason his front paws are slightly pointed outwards... Has anyone ever heard of this, I am not to fond of the idea of slowing down his rate of growth...

He has been on Kirklands premium puppy kibble....

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Old 06-15-2010, 12:31 AM   #45 (permalink)
 

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Yeah, I went to the vet today also and he told me that this is the 2nd pitbull this week to have this problem and he does not really know of it, he told me it is most likely because of nutrition. But that he will call an orthopedic or something like that to reassure me, he also said my pups tummy looked like it was bloated and to get a stool sample and give it 2 him to be researched at the lab. he got his 1st corona, 1st bordetella, 2nd DHLP, 2nd Parvo

everything came out 2 be 58$, which I think was a little too pricey... because he really did not tell me anything towards my pups leg... other then it could be because of nutrition. As of now I am feeding him blue buffalo with 20% protein we will see how he is doing in a week or so
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