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Rickets - conflicting information.
Does anyone have any advice that has successfully treated rickets in their dog? I've been researching and speaking to my vet regularly, calling him with new theories, getting his advice.. And now I'm considering a second opinion. Her legs look awful. They start out bad, and by the end of the day look so painful. She doesn't want to walk or run or play, she just hobbles around and lays down as soon as possible. I was feeding her a PMR diet, lots of variety, plenty of RMB, green tripe, and gelatin, pumpkin, egg, Greek yogurt blend a couple times a week... Her coat has gone from thin, scabby, to rich, thick and glowing. But her legs still look bad. I've read online that they should be fed a crappy puppy food because the better quality provide too much nutrition and her bones can't keep up with the growth.. Then read that she needs supplements (she is currently on Osteoform), then that she should take supplements.. Wrap her legs, don't wrap her legs - her vet doesn't want me to wrap her legs because they need to strengthen up on their own, but I DO want to wrap because I feel like she needs support to prevent further damage.. I've read that activity should be limited, and also that there should be forced activity (which I know is a big no-no for puppies) because it will make the legs stronger and will therefore strengthen them.... She looks completely normal when she's laying down (I'll post pic), but when she's standing her legs are completely bowed. Shes 15lbs right now at (I believe) 3 months.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I just want her to develop normally and not suffer with this any longer than necessary. TIA