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We are pet sitting for a friends dog. What is the condition

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We are pet sitting for a friends dog. What is the condition of the paw? See picture.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 1 month ago.

Hi, this is Dr. Hill. No picture posted. Please try again.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Here it is.
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 1 month ago.

got it. that is a very deformed carpus. Carpus valgus. did the owners tell you of any injury to the carpus (wrist) as a puppy?

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 1 month ago.

I am assuming that the dog came to you like that.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
he was like that. Is it painful for the dog?
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 1 month ago.

He will develop severe arthritis in that joint if he hasn't already. He could be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon to see if it could be corrected. He also should be on glucosamine and omega 3 fatty acids to help keep the inflammation in the joint down. The last really important thing to consider is his weight. When dogs have joint abnormalities and are overweight, that makes it much harder on the affected joint. Keeping a lean body weight is ideal. Pleas feel free to ask additional questions. When you are satisfied with my answer please take time to rate my response. Have fun dog sitting. He is a cutie! I have a 15 year old pug snoring right next to me. take care.

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