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Old 11-30-2012, 12:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Let me start by saying my pup is a raw feed pup. I have her on seameal, alfalfa, and a puppy vitamin too. She eats like a champ. The last week or so I have watched her back legs go from normal to looking like she walks like Gumby. I was told to give her D3 daily and that this is a normal growing stage, but it doesn't look like anything I have ever seen before. Anyone else has seen this? Here is a short video of her walking, you can see some of it.
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She looks a little stiff in that leg IMO. Is it possible she may have accidentally hurt herself a little or something? A better video would help, maybe if someone could hold the camera while you walk the dog around? Another thing is that the dog looks heavy (Could be the coat though) which can contribute to problems. Can you feel the ribs easily or do you need to apply pressure?
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can't tell much in that video, but she does look like something is a little off.
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Her right hind does look strange.
Get her in to the vet and have them check her out.
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That doesn't look quite normal to me. Vet check time. Good luck.
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got a little sea sick watching it over and over again to actually see the dog --- it could be a function of her conformation - . Is it my eyes or is there a little concave area , either from hips protruding or muscle lacking on her right rear leg . Both sides look uniform so problem on both sides. Definitely looks restricted . Can't make out whether her croup is short and steep . Best thing to do to allay your fears and take positive steps for long term is to do a prelim x ray.
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carmen, I thought it also looked concave on the right side. As if the hip has slipped out of socket or something.

Old dogs with hd often appear this way is why I think the pup needs to be seen by their vet.
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Thanks for all of your replies. I think it is time for a vet appointment. I can get into the best vet around next Monday, so I will. I am worried about it. Someone told me it was a supplement problem, I think no.
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Why D3? I know your dog can OD on D. So, I am wondering. For joint help, I thought Vitamin C was one thing that is supposed to be helpful.

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She looks a bit off to me, as well. Not to offend, but she also looks overweight which could be contributing.
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