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