The "I'm not dead yet" Administrator.
Join Date: May 2002
Get X-rays done to confirm or refute the diagnosis.
If she has radiographic evidence of bad hips, start her on a joint supplement, keep her thin, fit and happy. Add in NSAIDS on bad days.
The vet I work for know is a big believer in treating the dog, not the X-ray. So, if she is happy and running and playing, let her. Of course within reason. Not a lot of leaping and jumping and climbing. But hiking, swimming, walking all are great to build and maintain muscle, which will support her hips and help her manage.
But you need to stop assuming and get X-rays done. Then you know. Cause you may be surprised and find out she is just going through a wobbly teenage stage with a bit if Pano.
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