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Offline MParlier

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IMPORTANT!!! Do NOT over-exerise your giant breed puppy!!
« on: April 14, 2015, 07:53:21 PM »
From a post from Maria Swartz on the American Mastiff Family Facebook page:

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 orthopaedic 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!


~AM Murphy, Flying W Farms (B: 1.23.05 ~ Rufus & Kady) CGC, Therapy Dogs International, Inc., RIP 8.22.2016
~Epileptic GSD mix Annie (B: 10.4.04 ~ adopted 5.06) RIP 5.17.08
~EM Frankie (B: 11.11.01 ~ adopted 10.07) RIP 10.28.09
~Epileptic AM Brody, Orion Farms (B: 9.11.09 ~ Merlin & Pandora ~ adopted 4.2.10) RIP 6.15.13
~EM Maggie (B: 10.17.05 ~ adopted 12.06) RIP 12.1.2013
~Chihuahua mix, Daisy (B: approx 2003 ~ adopted 11.09) RIP 1.31.2014

*You get out of a dog only what you are willing to put into it.

Offline Joanne

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Re: IMPORTANT!!! Do NOT over-exerise your giant breed puppy!!
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 08:11:47 PM »
Super example to make the point that the breeders have been telling us all along.
Daegan - brindle AM, Diesel X Contessa, Deepwood Acres RIP 7/27/08-8/14/16
Kieren - fawn AM, Dozer X Zoey, Lazy M Ranch 4/6/10
Jessie James - apricot brindle AM, Hunter X Harper's Ferry, Hidden Acres 6/25/12

 

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