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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Ive got a 5 month old male pomeranian i got m at 10 weeks of

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hi ive got a 5 month old male pomeranian
i got him at 10 weeks of age and sincei got him ive always noticed this curving of his spine and back legs seem to drop out sometimes
but when he runs or jumps up he cant land properly and its almost like his body is bent towards his lower spine
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. You appear to be describing kyphosis which is defined as abnormal rounding of Knox's spine. This would represent a congenital (present at birth) spinal defect likely to be caused by fusing of two or more vertebrae. It would be prudent to have spinal X-rays performed to see if surgical intervention should be considered. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.