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Offline Nautinala

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Akita's Knobby Knees
« on: June 26, 2007, 02:37:53 am »
I recently rescued a 3 month old purebred Akita pup.  We are having so much fun with her.  I have noticed lately that her joints above her paws on both of her front legs seem enlarged in proportion to the rest of her.  I rescued my last Akita at 9 months, so I didn't go through this puppy stage with her.  I am curious if this is normal, and part of the growing process, or something I should be concerned with.  At my last vet visit - he wasn't concerned b/c there wasn't any tenderness and both legs look the same - but also acknowledged that he hadn't seen it before.  Any thoughts?

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Re: Akita's Knobby Knees
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2007, 03:19:59 am »
Hello,

I'm not a vet, but that sounds pretty normal to me. My pyr is 3 months old and his joints are like that as well. Try and find a picture of a large breed 3 month old front view and you'll see what I mean. I've included a pic of my friends 2 3 month olds. Is this what it looks like?

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Re: Akita's Knobby Knees
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2007, 04:50:49 am »
Thanks so much - your guys are absolutely beautiful.  Sasha's legs look exactly like that (just not as large-LOL).  Thanks for the reassurance!

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Re: Akita's Knobby Knees
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2007, 07:24:56 pm »
You're very welcome. Let your vet know that is is very normal.

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Re: Akita's Knobby Knees
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2007, 09:12:45 pm »
i know this is an older post, but for future reference with new people here is a pic of axle (purebred) and his knobby knees when he was 3 months old.  sorry it's so blurry.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2007, 09:13:11 pm by schelmischekitty »
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aiden (4), tristan (2), & maya (born sept. 17th)
axle-140ish-lb akita (4)
peanut-5lb, 11 months chihuahua
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Re: Akita's Knobby Knees
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008, 02:40:39 pm »
side comment, Abby you dog is sooo handsome :)
I love my boys:
Shoda -> Akita
Russell -> Chihuahua Pomeranian
Nemo -> My cat

And the new member of the family,
Lady -> Pomeranian