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Q. PUP CHEST IS NOT BARREL SHAPED BUT MORE FLAT ACROSS AT THE STERNUM MAKING HIM LOOK A LOT WIDER THEN HE SHOULD BE. WHAT CAN CAUSE THAT,WHAT CAN BE DON

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. It is not uncommon for pups to have birth defects of the ribs or sternum resulting in some quite unusual shapes. If his breeding is not affected, cosmetic corrective surgery may risk more complications than it may solve but if he is having breathing difficulties it may require correction. Chiropractic and physiotherapy care may improve alligment and core muscle strength


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