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Old 04-13-2014, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
Harry and Lola
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It could be just puppy wiggle.

Good on you for being aware of HD and ED - grow them slowly, don't over exercise, allow, minimise high impact exercising such as jumping, don't allow fast sprints with sudden stops etc.

Not to alarm you but a dog walking with a wiggle generally has HD, my 5yo GSD girl has HD, she is fairly even on both sides with it and has a score of 38. She walks like Marilyn Monroe, hips wiggle from side to side. To manage her she gets a glucosamine and chondroitin capsule every day. It is important to note, there are degrees of HD and ED, those with mild to moderate can live a happy life with supplements andgenerally won't require surgery.
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if your GSD is eating and eating and eating and losing weight - please consider testing for EPI.

http://www.epi4dogs.com/epiinsnapshots.htm
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