Monthly Archives: November 2012

Assessing Puppy Weight

November 25th, 2012 (No Comments)

How to Assess Puppy Weight Now that we realize how bad it is to have an overweight puppy (http://pointseastwest.com/ideal-puppy-weight/), and no one wants to feed their puppy too little, the next question becomes “How do I tell if my puppy is the right weight?” The number on the scale is useful, but not nearly as […]

Ideal Puppy Weight

November 13th, 2012 (No Comments)

  Maintaining the Ideal Puppy Weight   It is very important to monitor your puppy’s weight and keep your puppy lean.  Not only does excessive weight during puppyhood contributes to developmental orthopedic conditions like hip dysplasia and arthritis, but it can reduce life expectancy. Experiments have demonstrated that puppies fed too much in do not […]

Case Report: Dog Hip Dysplasia

November 4th, 2012 (No Comments)

Dog Hip Dysplasia: Humphrey’s Tale     Dog hip dysplasia is a genetic condition in which the hip joint forms improperly.  Normally the hip joint should consist of a deep pelvic socket (acetabulum) supporting a round ball (femoral head).  If the hip joint develops a shallow acetabulum or flattened femoral head, then there is reduced […]