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  1. Health & Nutrition
    So my guy is about 1 year and 4 months old and been showing some issues what I believe is his hips. He been having trouble jumping on the couch and the bed. Sometimes after sleeping for a minute he tends to limp alittle but can weight bare completely. When he runs his gait looks different. I’m...
  2. Health & Nutrition
    Hello everyone.I just registered and I need some advise if anyone is been through the same.I got my 6mo APTB 3 months ago.I used to have pit mix but never had any medical conditions with her and Iam facing something really new for me.My little fella is having popping from his hip,I cant hear it...
  3. General Discussion
    Great news! Just called and got Laila's preliminary OFA hip results. I was praying for fair and hoping for good. Well, my girl's results were excellent hips. Guess it's on to the other health tests. Ordered her weight pull harness today so I'm excited about that too.
  4. Health & Nutrition
    I'm completely devastated.my 10 month old puppy went in for xrays today and we were blown away by the results.she has mild hip dysplasia both hips, severe elbow dysplasia both elbows and slight tearing in both acls.she needs surgery now for her elbows.I'm just at a loss.has anyone went thru...
  5. Health & Nutrition
    Hi guys I'm new and have two dogs.one three yr old pit mix and a 10 month old pit.my 10 month old sierra has had issues with her elbow since she was 6 months old.we met with a surgeon today and not only is her elbow an issue but he thinks her hip is an issue too.both elbow and hip on her right...
  6. Health & Nutrition
    We just got our first pit bull back in November...we adopted him from the SPCA...he's a red-nose, now 8 months and weighs 42 lbs. Is this a good weight for him. Also, his back legs/hips don't seem very strong...are they prone to hip problems? He constantly looses his balance when he's running...
  7. Health & Nutrition
    Hello, recently my 3 year old dog (54 lb pit mix) began acting strangely, she no longer jumped on top of beds, she didn't run up the stairs, and she cried out when i lifted her to place her in the car. I took her to the vet, who performed x-rays. The vet called me today and told me that the...
  8. Health & Nutrition
    My 19 month old female pit has a slight tear in her left ACL (which the vet says she can see is healing and to keep doing what I am doing) and VERY MILD hip dysplasia in her right hip. She said it is SUPER mild and to not be concerned with it now. It could cause her to have arthritis later in...
  9. Health & Nutrition
    My 8 month old puppy was recently diagnosed with CHD, and we're currently looking at treatment options to prevent arthritis and keep him comfortable and mobile as he grows up. We're considering using Adequan canine as a preventative measure... he doesn't have osteoarthritis yet (at least not as...
  10. Health & Nutrition
    Hi Everyone, As many of you know, I recently adopted Penny from a shelter. She is a couple of years old and was in good health when I picked her up. Luckily, she has adapted very well to her new surroundings and has fit in with our family like a charm. I am a bit worried now, however. She has...
  11. Health & Nutrition
    been looking for vets here who have experience doing xrays for OFA tests , hasnt been going well lol. Alot of them have no clue what im even talking about and had one try and correct me with " OWL tests" lol. I have messaged some local breeders { not sure if they test or not, just taking a...
  12. Pictures
    So while it's not official until I get his score back, they thought all checked out good. Here's a few pics Knocked out.
  13. Health & Nutrition
    Hi,I'm new to the forum but I have a question.I have a year old pit bull named diesel.I found out that he has to have a full hip replacement on his right hip.It is a third out of the socket,he is on pain meds and I am planning on having the surgery at the end of the year.Does anyone have any...
  14. Health & Nutrition
    My wife heard from a vet that was at her office today that the only accurate way to do Hip X-rays on a Bull breed is to put them completely to sleep. She said that apbt/amstaff are extremely strong breeds and may resist the positioning of the legs while getting the shots. I was thinking of...
  15. Health & Nutrition
    Ester-C: Miracle Cure for Hip Dysplasia???
  16. Health & Nutrition
    A few days ago we found an abandoned pit standing in a remote area of Florida in bad shape. I stopped to see if he was ok..at first look he looked very tired but healthy in skin,hair and eyes. his pads were raw from walking down hot road. He came to me when called with a wagging low tail, laid...
  17. Health & Nutrition
    I was wondering if anyone had ever done this and if the right time to do is at 2 years old when the dog is theoretically done growing? I want to do some sports with Bernie but I want to make sure he is fit and healthy for them when the time is right. I was reading online and I found out that the...
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