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    Newton seems to be cow hocked in the back. He is 6mos of age. What causes this, and can it be helped any. What should I do if anything. My handler brought it up to my yesterday when she saw him. She said it might works itself out, but never 100%. Is there anything I can do to correct this, exercises? I have bet giving him vitamins, cause she mentioned could be lack of Calcium from when he was teething. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

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    I for one would never give a 6 month old growing puppy vitamins. Cow-hocks are usually genetic, so all the vitamins in the world aren't going to help it. The handler should be slapped for even suggesting it. Good grief!!

    Sometimes as a puppy grows, they lose muscle tone and a loss of muscling in the rear can cause a dog to be a bit hocky. You can try swimming, fetching up and down hills, but again, the dog is growing and everything except the swimming should be done in moderation.

    My first show dog, Jessie, was terribly hocky. It happens.

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    Thanks Laura, starting to question the mind of this handler.

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    (Handler mentions lack of calcium.) Not sure what vitamins you are giving but calcium is a no no to add to the diet of a growing Lab pup. (I agree, slap the handler)

    The only thing I give pups is vit. C with bioflavanoids (not ester c - that is calcium) at 125mg per 25 lbs of weight.

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