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    Defaultbandit falling

    hi all
    bandit is nine month old yellow lab 120 pounds.seems to fall down alot going up or down stairs.appox 8
    times. any one else have this problem?all med checkups were fine.
    thanks rick.

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    DefaultRe: bandit falling

    no offense, but what in the hell are you feeding him that he's 120 lbs at 9 months? Holy cow. Personally, I would guess it's because he's overweight that he's falling. That is not good for his joints to be carrying so much weight.
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    WOW nine months old and 120lbs. Maybe he grew to fast and his legs haven't caught up yet. Is he tall dog or just a big dog? My female lab used to be very clumsy until she got to be about 1 and 1/2 years old, especially when it came to stairs.

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    DefaultRe: bandit falling

    I agree with Dani. A 9 month old lab should be 1/2 that size and he's probably falling because he can't handle his weight. Get that boy on a diet pronto. I would cut his food in half (how much are you feeding him anyway?) and use green beans in his food is a filler.



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    hi rick again
    i should have giving you a little more info on bandit. bandit was rescured when he was appox 5 months
    old by my wife and i. we never met the owners but knew of people that did we have all his papers
    from the breeder in ri.we also live in ri on the papers it says bandit should waigh 130 when grown.
    we belive he was abused before we got him becuse he was mean he had 3 broken toes and a broken
    tooth. he cornerd my wife in a corner and bite me twice at first. we did hire a trainer to come to the house
    to train him and now has become almost perfect we only fed him 2 cups of food twice a day natural
    balance recommended by the trainer. natural balance beef pea size pieces only for training. he walks
    twice a day and we bring him to the dog park on sundays to run with other dogs.
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    DefaultRe: bandit falling

    OK wait, so he's a mixed breed lab or not?

    we bring him to the dog park on sundays to run with other dogs.
    How long is he running? That could very well be the problem. A 9 month old lab shouldn't
    be doing any regular heavy duty running. His joints aren't completely formed yet and it could
    damage them.

    Can you show us a pic of the big guy?



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    DefaultRe: bandit falling

    Wow, my lab is 10 months old and weighs only 75 pounds and the vet thinks he's a pretty big lab. What papers are you talking about that say what his final weight should be? ???

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    DefaultRe: bandit falling

    My lab is very clumsey on the steps and she's 3 and in good health she just doesn't pay attention to where she's going and is normally trying to race up/down them. When he's falling is he trying to run up the stairs or is he just walking and falling? If he's running I would try to slow him down and get him to walk maybe using a leash on him and not letting him on the stairs unless he's leashed. If he's just walking and falling I would be more concerned.

    120 lbs does sounds pretty big but they are all different. Do you have any pictures of him you could post? 2cups of food a day is not that much for that big of dog so I don't think your over feeding him.
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    DefaultRe: bandit falling

    bandit is a pure breed and he only runs about 30 minutes
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    no lab should ever be 130 lbs.
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