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Has anyone ever heard of absorption problem in Dobermans? Aries just came back from the vet and the vet said he could tell he had a small absorption problem by looking at his ankles. He gave us Nutramin Mineral Health to help with that.

Does anyone know about this?
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His ankles? I have no idea how that would indicate anything related to the gut - but I'm clueless when it comes to malabsorption. Hopefully someone else will chime in.

Did they do any other testing like bloodwork or a fecal?

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His ankles? I have no idea how that would indicate anything related to the gut - but I'm clueless when it comes to malabsorption. Hopefully someone else will chime in.

Did they do any other testing like bloodwork or a fecal?
Didn't make sense to me either.



I have heard of dogs slowly starving because of an absorption issue but doesn't sound like what your dog has.

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Wyatt was suspected to have malabsorption and no one ever pointed to his ankles. I'd get a 2nd opinion- especially before putting my dog on some sort of extra nutritional supplement.
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Was the vet referring to knuckling over in the front legs?

I think we need a clearer picture (even a REAL picture would be great) to help figure out what you are talking about.
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Do you mean he is down in his pasterns?

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Was the vet referring to knuckling over in the front legs?

I think we need a clearer picture (even a REAL picture would be great) to help figure out what you are talking about.
Thank you!!! I believe this must be what he is talking about.

If so the pup probably doesn't need suppliments, he just needs good dog food. We really need to see a picture to know for sure...

What are you feeding him??? He needs to eat a good brand like Innova Large Breed Puppy.

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Thank you!!! I believe this must be what he is talking about.

If so the pup probably doesn't need suppliments, he just needs good dog food. We really need to see a picture to know for sure...

What are you feeding him??? He needs to eat a good brand like Innova Large Breed Puppy.

I will post some pictures of his feet and a body shot below. He is being feed Natural Balance Beef formula and get gets glucosamine.

Let me know if anyone thinks he is under weight. He is about 75+ lbs.

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I don't know about absorption, but he looks good to me! I had to ask, is this the boy you got from a rescue? Wow! You hit the jackpot with that rescue, he's gorgeous! He really looks like he's at an excellent weight, too.

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I don't know about absorption, but he looks good to me! I had to ask, is this the boy you got from a rescue? Wow! You hit the jackpot with that rescue, he's gorgeous! He really looks like he's at an excellent weight, too.
Yeah, he is the rescue boy. He is a little under the weather having the runs for the last two days. Vet said he didn't notice any blockage. So I am just trying to keep him comfortable and plenty of water
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A little lean but I don't see anything wrong with his "ankles"??

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A little lean but I don't see anything wrong with his "ankles"??
Think he needs to bulk up?
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Think he needs to bulk up?
No! No more fat on him, please. He is not a show dog. He looks terrific IMO. I bet he is full of the devil (when he wants to be). Lean is so much healthier than fat. I wouldn't mind looking like that... proportion of muscle and bone to fat, that is...

I also see nothing out of the ordinary with his "ankles". I am assuming the vet meant his pasterns? The only thing I think I see is that he looks a little easty-westy - his front feet toe out a bit.


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Thought you were talking about a puppy, don't know why I thought that now.

He looks fine, me, I would put another five pounds on him but that how I prefer my dogs.

Don't see anything wrong with his "ankles" either. Think I would ask the vet exactly what he meant, ask him if he could explain to you why he thinks your boy has an absorption problem and show you what he is talking about with his "ankles". Why he sold you a suppliment, what is it supposed to do for his absorption problem. Watch him carefully to see how he is coming up with his answers. I might be looking for another vet, myself. I had a vet try to spin some stuff on me, came here and some people asked what he how he could know what he was talking about from the tests he had done. He had said she was vitamin deficient. When I questioned him about it, he was surprised that I asked him the question and just grabbed a glib answer from above, I guess, that is where he looked anyway. He said, "Well most dogs are." That and a couple of other things and I just changed vets when I got Parker. Didn't feel comfortable letting that vet handle Parker's health or to continue to handle my old girl either.

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Think he needs to bulk up?

No, he is at a very healthy weight. Go to a dog show and look down on some dobermans. You will get a shock.
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No, he is at a very healthy weight. Go to a dog show and look down on some dobermans. You will get a shock.
I am waiting for the next dog show or doberman show to come to Los Angeles. It is one thing looking at pictures of healthy dogs and another seeing them in person.


I would also like to report Aries did not throw up today and did not have the runs. YAY !!! He is acting like his old self.
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Glad he's feeling better. I like a couple extra pounds on mine also from what you have in your picture. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
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