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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: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Here it is.
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months 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 8 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
he was like that. Is it painful for the dog?
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months 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.