My first pet(rottie) for which I was attracted by looks and breed, but have fallen in love with who he is!!!

by Riyadh
(Chennai, TN, INDIA)

The first and foremost thing, your website is a wonderful place where people like me and many others post general/critical questions about their rotties, and I find them all answered in the best way possible.

Literally, saying whenever I Google my questions /any queries(regarding my rott puppy) the best of all search results which I personally find convincing would be always from your website!

Keep up the great work, and Thanks for building up this great platform!

Let me give a gist of my puppy and myself, my male puppy is a 6 month old Rottweiler(Bolt) who is 51lbs and 20.5 inches at his shoulders.

Bolt’s problem:
he was diagnosed with loose hindlegs(i dont know how to explain it in better words) where his joints at thighs slips in and out while he walks. This was happening from his 10 weeks of age till he was 5 months
now and then as he grows. Vets identified him to be victim of HD though his mom and dad are champ show dogs. people suggested me to go for replacement but I decided to keep him and give my best efforts to give the best life possible for him.

From that moment I always research and analyse on everything that goes to him. That is how I was introduced to this rott lovers website.

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Oct 31, 2016

Spend and research a lot before you own a puppy, especially for 1st time pet owners!! NEW
by: Riyadh

Thank you for your kind words, As you said I personally saw the parents of my puppy they are so well built not sure how he happened to get this HD Medical condition.. But since he is now 7 months and 10 days (as on 31/10/2016), I see he is picking up well.. The joint slippage that was noticed in his early months is not seen after his 5th month.. . He is so excited and energentic for his morning walk and playtime.But still he is not that active during the day, not sure if that’s his laziness or his pain that sets him back, even I doubt his sloppiness is just because he is all awake during the entire night. Is this a normal behavior for a puppy of his kind??

Also, regarding the surgical options you advised I actually researched on it and discussed with my Vet he frankly admitted that in INDIA the vet specialities have just started growing so it could go end in failure unlike One done in US, Canada, etc., So I am managing his problem from his diet, activities, home remedies and suplements.

Though i worry alot about him and his future, I am at least happy that Bolt landed to me and not to any other unsafe/inhumane place which could hv made his life miserable.

Oct 28, 2016

by: Susan

Hi Riyadh,
I’m sorry to hear that your pup has hip dysplasia, unfortunately as you will already have discovered this is fairly common in Rottweilers. As your pup’s parents were show dogs they should have passed rigorous tests for HD and not passed on a defective gene, but it’s possible that the breeders were not vigilant, or not truthful.

Regardless, Bolt is lucky to have found such a loving owner who is prepared to do whatever is necessary to have a good quality of life.

There are surgical options (you’ll find the info. on my website) and these can be successful depending on the degree of problem. Your own vet will be able to recommend the best course of action for Bolt.

I wish you both lots of luck and thank you for your kind words about my website.

~ Sue

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My name is Dr. Winnie. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University, a Masters of Science in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria Veterinary School in South Africa. I have been an animal lover and owners all my life having owned a Rottweiler named Duke, a Pekingese named Athena and now a Bull Mastiff named George, also known as big G! I'm also an amateur equestrian and love working with horses. I'm a full-time Veterinarian in South Africa specializing in internal medicine for large breed dogs. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 kids and Big G in my free time. Author and Contribturor at SeniorTailWaggers, A Love of Rottweilers, DogsCatsPets and TheDogsBone