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Has anyone heard of this? My Vet said it’s pretty common among Dachshunds & that she will eventually grown into her ribs, meaning it won’t be as visible as it is now.. Is this true?
 

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Well, floating ribs is just the term for the last rib/s that don't connect to the breastbone, which a lot of dogs (and I believe all humans) have. Your vet probably just meant that your pup's stick out a little more than average, which may well be because she's a long-bodied breed. It's not anything unusual or dangerous.
 

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Kane had a visible floating rib when he was a young puppy. It really freaked me out the first time I noticed it! But yes, he did "grow into it" and it's not noticeable at all now.

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Aww such a sweetheart! Ok that’s good to know. I was freaked out thinking she had a broken rib or something ?
 

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Yeah, I can see how the terminology could sound ominous if you don't know what it's referring to! I can feel my poodle's floating rib (he's six) but certainly can't see it, even when he's shaved short.
 

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Yeah it was confusing to me especially hearing there was no treatment.. I’m so relieved to find out she will be okay though ? I’m guessing since she’s short haired & has a long torso, it’s more obvious to see because my long haired Doxie doesn’t have them.
 
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