Two Week Old Puppy XRay

Look at how far the bones have to grow before they become a proper boney joint!  This is why you should never let puppies jump (off of a couch), walk up/down stairs, over exercise, or over train.  Doing too much impact activity at a young age will cause serious issues later on in life, or even at a young age, as hip dysplasia and other orthopeadic conditions are rising in puppies!

Remember the puppy rule:  For every month increase activity by 5 minutes!  For example an 8 week old puppy only needs 10 minutes a day of physical activity!! 

*physical activity includes:  going for a walk, training, playing fetch, running, playing with other dogs, etc.

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