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You have a lot going on there.
Agree to stop all supplements (why is he on all that?) and other than Vit C nothing but balanced kibble. And I wouldn't do the Vit C indefinitely, just long enough (maybe 6 wks) to see if it helps.
 

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Thank you very much for responding. I am feeding him N&D and I believe N&D is high-quality dog food. What do you think?
Farmina N&D?
I love their bags, and admit I buy some now and then just because I like the bag and ingredient description. But if it's one of the ones without grains it probably would not fit anyone's safe definition.
 

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He's not eating a breed appropriate food currently. Most of the time, the pasterns are nutritionally influenced. He looks like there is more going on than just that but there's no telling if changing his diet will be able at this point to fix something that should've developed a certain way at a specific age. Almost certainly adding grain inclusive food WILL reverse any possible cardiac issues he's developed due to using GF foods.
 

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Lot of folks have marble/tile flooring- I do myself- the floor may be exacerbating his difficulties but they are unlikely to have caused them. Never heard of a puppy being splinted - here, vets usually adjust nutrition to try to fix such things.
 

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I dk that any of MY vets use video consults but I will inquire today for you. I too am hesitant to criticize a vet- however, I know about flooring, and have raised many, many puppies never presenting w this level of problem. I've only ever had one w dropped pasterns and Vit C fixed that fast (and it wasn't anywhere like your dog's- this didn't happen to him overnight and I'd have caught first notice of issues).
Do you speak english well? I am sure if I find you a vet to consult by video I will not find one who is fluent in more than Spanish.
 
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Did your vet do imaging?
Unfortunately the vets here are closed for some sort of holiday today but I do plan to phone one of them this evening for a chat so I can imagine that will be a part of any questions- and I assume I can share your photos.
I also dk how one would go about paying for this sort of thing- we do have tele-med vets but none of them are ones I use. Do you do paypal?

So I just pm'd you with contact info.
 

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As contradictory as it may seem, sometimes adding supplements to a dog's (esp puppy) food intake can cause huge issues. Bodies are meant to run and develop efficiently with a certain balance of intake, and your particular puppy has been taking in an enormous amount of minerals, and the Ca+ /P balance is crucial to not stop a cascade of other nutrient effect/affect on a developing body. It's not a lay person's bailiwick usually, and most people trust manufacturers and also most have the 'more is better' mindset... and that 'more is better' is what you are seeing play out w the street dogs, who do not have the opportunities for 'more' that Superman has. More is sometimes more detrimental than nearly none, depending on what the 'more' is.
for instance:
Calcium2.5% min
Calcium3.5% max
Phosphorus2.5% min
When a label doesn't say a certain mg of Ca+ but instead a percentage of weight, it really tells us nothing.
Because a puppy's body can't adequately regulate how much dietary calcium they absorb from the intestines, they sometimes use too much if diet includes it, which can cause skeletal malformations.

I feel that if you've sent the vet I suggested the labelling on the products/food and the photos she asked for, you will be able to get a clearer understanding of what might be going on, from the perspective of a person who is learned in nutrition and development. Time difference though will likely play into that so it won't be an instant answer, I think we're 9.5 hours apart on time, and she'll be looking at your dog (and prob getting others' opinions) while at work today.

Your flooring would play a much bigger role in an old dog whose joints are naturally growing less able. Old dogs, yes- putting down runners is a smart move. Young dogs, assuming he's not got slipper feet (hair under the feet) his pads should be able to keep him from slip-sliding, or should have, before his pasterns fell.
I just don't get the mindset of the vet- to not do imaging to rule out a serious condition seems odd to me. I am guessing given your expenditures on food/supps, you can afford a full workup. It just seems too casual and careless on the vet to assume anything without proof but maybe veterinary care isn't same there as here- here, any of my vets when presented w a problem such as this, would lay out a plan for definitive diagnostics and let me make the choice on whether I could afford various things.
Genetics might be playing a role here, too, but almost certainly all the minerals your puppy is taking in have a bigger role imo. I admire that you are working to get an answer that feels 'right' to you.
Please let us know once you have your consult-
 

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Thanks for replying. I just wanted the best for superman. The vet recommended me all these supplements. I asked him and he said yes they are necessary. Hence I started the supplements. He also quoted hip dysplasia to which is common in goldens. I have sent the email to the doctor with all the details requested through you. I shared the photos in a google drive. All of you can take a look at it as well if you like. Here it is>> Superman - Google Drive

I have setup another appointment with another vet for tomorrow. I will let you all know what he says. As per the hospital he is an ortho specialist.

also I will let you know if I here from the doctor I emailed.
Best thing you can do to prevent dysplasia imo is 1. pedigree safe, 2. keep dog slim, grow slow, 3. exercise appropriately. My only dysplasias, ever, have been obvious by pedigree (not many- but I do have I think 3 in my produce). I do not supplement my growing dogs w anything- except randomly I give Stress B vitamins. Mostly when I have bred someone, and I do supplement B vitamins in a breeding animal, so oftentimes everyone gets half a B for a week or so but like I said, that is really a random thing. B's are peed out if not needed so no harm done.
 

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hallelujah.
Unfortunately Superman really was on too much additional (excess) minerals. I would stick w that vet rather than the one who had you giving all this.
Did he do the radiographs? I would love to see them.
 

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I dk that radiographs would show more than current state of the pasterns but in the event of an inherited condition causing it, that might show. It is not an emergency, vet is correct. And he is also right on the excess minerals, that comes from him having knowledge on how supplements work in the growing body. I still think Vit.C can help, but nothing at all besides a good kibble is way better than giving a growing dog too much in the way of supplements. He's young, can likely get over this!
 
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