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12-08-2013 06:47 PM
huntergreen again guessing isn't really going to help, but a spinal injury might also be at play here. ruptured disc.
12-08-2013 06:05 PM
shepherdmom
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He definitely sounds more like the dog with DM. He is completely oblivious to what his hind legs are doing and seems to be finding ways to stand so that he is balanced. He slips and slides and falls and has almost zero control at times. He also stands with his back feet right underneath his body and close together quite often!
My boy was 9 when he got DM I've never heard of it in a puppy. His back paws would knuckle over so that he didn't actually have his feet placed under him. Here is a picture I found on the internet.... It looked like this.

12-08-2013 05:56 PM
wyominggrandma HD has nothing to do with ligaments/tendons. HD is the formation of the acetabulam and the femoral head and how they fit together, whether the acetabulam or femoral head is malformed, etc.
Get him xrayed and at least you will know what is going on with his hips. Good or bad, you can either rule that out or not. HD can be diagnosed in 3 and 4 month old puppies. You do not have to wait until a year or more. Placement for the xrays is critical, so make sure your vet knows what he is doing when they are taken.
12-08-2013 05:04 PM
carmspack do not wait till a year to do the x rays --- do them now -- so that you know what you are dealing with and can make the best choice to help the dog , prevent further damage . This does not sound like DM because it is a degenerative disease that surfaces and degrades when the dog is mature - 6 years plus usually.
Send the x rays to OFA since we no longer have OVC for an expert opinion. Tell your vet you want the OFA opinion so that he can set the plates up with the information and have you sign the application/permission document .
Then when you go back to your breeder with the information you have your information, the Vet's and the expert opinion of the board certified orthopedic experts.
Then it is between you and the breeder , but with OFA there is not much room for dispute or argument .
It is not normal.
12-08-2013 12:35 PM
huntergreen eatpraytravel, based on your description, no this i not normal. i assume your house has carpet and he is not slipping on wood linolium flooring. i would try to limit the amt of falling as not make this worse or cause pain. first step is to see your reg vet.
12-07-2013 11:39 PM
BowWowMeow We cannot tell you that. We haven't seen a picture or video of the dog. Please try not to jump to any conclusions based on what you read on the Internet.

Again, from your description it does not sound in any way normal but it may be something that can improve. The only way you can find out what's going on is to take him to an orthopedic vet and get x-rays and a thorough exam.
12-07-2013 10:47 PM
eatpraytravel Yes I will definitely be getting some xrays done shortly! Is there ANY way that this all could be completely normal for a pup his age and that he could out grow all of this?
12-07-2013 10:46 PM
eatpraytravel
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I've had one dog with HD and one dog with DM. With my two dogs they were quite different. With HD my dog had pain while my dog with DM didn't seem to feel anything. With DM he didn't know where his back feet were placed. He would tip over because I don't think he felt it. With HD my dog she would fall but I think it was because it hurt she would try to find a way to stand so it didn't hurt.

I don't know if this helps at all, but I thought I would share in case it does. Either way I'm sorry. I hope it is neither of these horrible things.
He definitely sounds more like the dog with DM. He is completely oblivious to what his hind legs are doing and seems to be finding ways to stand so that he is balanced. He slips and slides and falls and has almost zero control at times. He also stands with his back feet right underneath his body and close together quite often!
12-07-2013 04:10 PM
Jax08
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Originally Posted by BowWowMeow View Post
It's impossible to diagnose over the Internet. From your description I would suspect a structural problem with his spine and also possibly HD. I would be very surprised to see DM in a puppy.
This!!!!!

Get him to a vet and get xrays taken of his back and hips. I would be worried about his spine with poor motor control and incontinence.
12-07-2013 02:49 PM
shepherdmom I've had one dog with HD and one dog with DM. With my two dogs they were quite different. With HD my dog had pain while my dog with DM didn't seem to feel anything. With DM he didn't know where his back feet were placed. He would tip over because I don't think he felt it. With HD my dog she would fall but I think it was because it hurt she would try to find a way to stand so it didn't hurt.

I don't know if this helps at all, but I thought I would share in case it does. Either way I'm sorry. I hope it is neither of these horrible things.
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