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I was told that Kodies last rib, on his side, is a floating rib. I asked about it after I felt it sticking out of his side... its really gross..
I have felt his ribs on both sides and they just dont seem normal to me... they stick out and have a weird shape at some parts. Anyone ever hear of a floating rib?? I used to have a beagle and his ribs were normal...I'm wondering if all maltese have this weird rib thing...
 

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I did a search on the internet for floating rib. It sounds like it is a common thing in dogs. That it is nothing to be concerned about. Not sure if this is true though. Hopefully someone else will know more.
 

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its normal for the last few ribs to not be attatched to the sternum (floating) in some dogs it is just easier to feel....and some dogs we handle them more so we feel it.
 
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