Belly Slide Injury
Cruz is alittle over 8 months old now. I've tried being careful with him because of all the hype about displatia and all. He has yet to exhibit any signs of HD but I'm not a vet either. His pedigree showed joint checks here and there in both lines throughout the pedigree, but I know thats no gaurentee he won't or doesn't have it.
He loves to play in water. We have a game we play where I will squirt the water hose and he will run to it. We will go back and forth, left to right. Sometimes he will slip on the grass once in awhile, but nothing serious. Well he got alittle overly excited this time and went into a belly slide and seemed to hurt something on his left rear leg. I'm suspecting he hyper extended his hip joint or a joint or pulled something on his left rear leg. At the time he couldn't put any weight on it. I carried him inside to cool down where he laid around for around an hour getting up and down several times. I decided to kennel him to limit his movement and he couldn't get up the stairs by himself but was able to start puting more weight on the leg just before that. He alsmost walked normal walking to the kennel. Has anyone had this happen to thier dog? Just curious as to what might be wrong in there. We're going to keep an eye on him for the next few days and if it doesn't get better, we'll go to the vet. I wanted to get his hips x-rayed anyways.
I had a previous GSD hurt his rear quater alittle jumping after a ball one time but turned out to be ok after a day or so. His hips were confirmed exellent though.