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Old 01-15-2014, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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our 12 month german shepherd has started bunny hopping but she isn't in any signs on pain and is not limping she is still her usual self so hyper and running about like crazy. could this be hip dysplasia? shes been hopping only when she runs for about 2 weeks now.
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Can you post a video so we can see???

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I have no videos of her. I contacted the vet and she will book him in for a hip scan incase its hip dysplasia, he isn't in any pain or limping just the bunny hopping that is worrying me
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My Lola has HD, she too bunny hops and before and after diagnosis doesn't show any signs of pain or discomfort. If you are concerned best to get xrays and you could also start giving her joint supplements such as glucosamine and/or green lipped muscle powder. Also don't allow her to jump and sprint very fast with sudden stops. Just gentle exercise, keep her weight slim and joint supplements
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I have no videos of her. I contacted the vet and she will book him in for a hip scan incase its hip dysplasia, he isn't in any pain or limping just the bunny hopping that is worrying me
Sometimes dogs are in pain and don't have any outwards signs showing it. When Barkley blew out is right ACL he yelped when it happened, but other than that showed no sign he was in pain. He had no use of his leg, but he didn't whine or yelp even when the vet did the exam him.
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Actually if it is a true bunny hop, he IS in pain just masking. The bunny hop is limiting the fore and aft motion of the femur during the run because it hurts to extend. Now at a flat run the rear legs can appear to the naked eye to work very close in sequence but it is not bunny hopping when you see that full extension.
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Post video.
Bunny hopping all the time? Or just sometimes?
We had a GSD with "moderately severe" dysplasia. As a young dog, you really couldn't notice it other than the lack of vertical leap ability.
We had bunny hopping later in life due to other neurological issues, but your dog is way too young to have issues of the same root cause.

Video might help us help you...
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ultimately x-rays are the only diagnostic tool that is reliable.
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