|10-16-2013 07:43 PM|
|Msmaria||My vet did range of motion and said he was concerned about hd. Requested xrays to confirm. He was right about the hd. My 6 month old pup had it. Im not saying the range of motion is a positive identification, but it can help point u in the right direction. Better to be safe than sorry. Im glad I found out early and not later. The treatments have been helping and weve been able to prepare to put away for down the road hip replacement.|
|10-16-2013 06:36 PM|
Any vet that "tests a range of motion" and tells you that a pup is good to go is probably not someone that I would go to. Any vet I have seen will NOT give their opinions on these things unless xrays are already done.
|10-16-2013 05:53 PM|
A little search and I answered my own question
|10-16-2013 05:41 PM|
Tagging on to this if you don't mind to keep from posting another thread. My little guy when we got him at 8 weeks does this. He is now 10 weeks old today and bunny hops all the time. I never noticed it when at the breeders as many times as I visited but since he has been home I have noticed it regularly. He alternates feet when walking and trotting but when he gets into a pounce mode or run/chase/play mode he bunny hops with his back legs. He goes full out and does not seem to be in any discomfort. At what point is this just puppy antics or very early signs of problems? I took him to the vet the same day I brought him home and she felt and moved his hips and thought they looked good. I am sure it is just puppyhood but reading all these threads on it makes me inclined to check in about it.
His next vet appt is Friday and I will mention it again.
|10-16-2013 04:28 PM|
Lol who the heck can give you odds? Just go get the xrays. Test his range of motion and see if it's good and if he shows any discomfort. When I got my pup my vet did a health check to make sure he was healthy or else return to breeder and she tested his range of motion on his hips.
My former dog couldn't keep up with other dogs and couldnt jump as high and struggled to get up after a nap. It was clear he had weak hind legs and ended up with hd
|10-16-2013 04:18 PM|
|spacenuts||Thanks. But what are the odds of him not having HD based on those signs? From what I've read, those signs only pertain to HD and nothing else.|
|10-16-2013 03:42 PM|
He's old enough to xray for prelims if that will help your peace of mind, HD can be diagnosed pretty young especially if it is moderate to severe.
It's up to you, get the xrays done now and then redone at 2 so they can get an official rating or wait until he's 2
|10-16-2013 03:37 PM|
Signs of Hip Displaysia?
My 16 month old GSD has been doing the "bunny hop" when he runs since I got him at 8 months old.
In the last couple of months, he started doing that "frog sit".
Is it guaranteed he will have Hip Displaysia? With these 2 signs, what are the odds he won't have it?
I know I can't really xray until he's 2 years to be completely sure though. Just wondering if those signs can mean anything else other than HD.