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About Bone Growth Plates

Discussion in 'Doberman Health and News Articles' started by strykerdobe, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    A couple of charts that show the development and closure of Bone Growth plates and when they close.
    So not to over doing any long running and jumping and not any spay or neuter until they have closed.

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  2. strykerdobe

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    Here is an X-ray of a puppy and long bones.

    Lauren Murray is with Gareth Rennie and 25 others.
    April 7, 2015 · Farnham, United Kingdom ·
    This is an X-ray of a 2 week old puppy.
    Look at how far the bones have to grow before they become a proper bony joint! This is why you should never let puppies jump, walk up/down stairs, over exercise or over train. Doing to much impact activity at a young age will cause serious issues later in life, or even at a young age as hip dysplasia and other orthopedic conditions are rising in puppies!
    Remember the puppy rule for every month increase activity by 5 minuets! For example an 8 week old puppy only needs 10 minuets physical activity a day - a 6 month old only needs 30 minuets a day of physical activity!!
    *physical activity includes - going for a walk, training, playing fetch, running, playing with other dogs etc.

    Enjoy your new puppy but remember you wouldn't make a 6 month old baby run a mile a day so don't make your puppy either!

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  3. Viemarangelrock

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    To add...

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    This really puts it into perspective.

    Puppies are creatures of routine and require much less physical exercise than an adult dog.
    Over excerise can create damage to developing joints, which can lead to early arthritis. Puppies grow at a speedy rate but their skeletal system takes much more time.
     
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  4. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    Also early Spay/Neuter (before 18mo.) can affect Bone Growth and muscle development.
    This is another reason to look into a Modified Spay or Vasectomy. This way they get to keep these important hormones.
     
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