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Old 05-15-2011, 01:47 PM
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Can someone show me a picture of a dog with flat feet and one without? I've seen the term countless times here yet I still can't visualize it.. What problems can it cause or is it just aesthetic problem?
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Here's a comparison picture that shows both. Zephyr has sucky flat feet and weak pasterns, Halpert has lovely feet.

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Ahh I see thankyou. Is this just a random thing that happens for no particular reason? And the correction is vitamin C right?
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Here are some more pictures of Halpert's lovely feet. And I must admit that calling them that made me a very happy gal. Sad but true.

Front feet http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnchilla/4618989010/
Both http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnchilla/4458093910/

They should be tight, and very "up" on their feet. Flat feet sort of splay out, and look well flatter instead of rounded.
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Ahh I see thankyou. Is this just a random thing that happens for no particular reason? And the correction is vitamin C right?
Zephyr's feet went icky at around five months, and he's been on vitamin c ever since. He's on 4000mg a day now and they're finally starting to look better. That picture shows them at their worst.
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Sorry its small. But could harley use some vit c?
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There are a number of things that can cause flat feet.... From vitamin deficiency to conformation (structural) deformities to just random growth spurts and over grown nails (this is when I know Bambi is due for a trim, her feet begin to look splayed).... And Yes most cases can be fixed with minor adjustments to diet or Vitamin supplementation and or nail clipping... My Max was always down in his Pasterns.. It drove me nuts, but seeing as his turned out to be a structural deformity there wasn't much we could do
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I also am concerned with my Danes feet. She's 5 months old and sometimes I think shes getting a little flat footed. Im not sure how I can tell, she's my first Dane and sometimes I think I'm just psyching myself out. The back seem more flat than the front, but I've also heard thats normal!
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I also am concerned with my Danes feet. She's 5 months old and sometimes I think shes getting a little flat footed. Im not sure how I can tell, she's my first Dane and sometimes I think I'm just psyching myself out. The back seem more flat than the front, but I've also heard thats normal!
Do you give vitamin C to your pup? Can you take a picture?
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Here are some more pictures of Halpert's lovely feet. And I must admit that calling them that made me a very happy gal. Sad but true.

Front feet http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnchilla/4618989010/
Both http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnchilla/4458093910/

They should be tight, and very "up" on their feet. Flat feet sort of splay out, and look well flatter instead of rounded.

I always admired Halpert's 'lovely feet' and nice nails.

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