German Shepherd Dog Forums - Reply to Topic

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thread: hip dysplasia Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces):
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
01-31-2014 08:13 PM
sahmjay i think its pano bc now she has been walking fine for a month. no issues.
12-26-2013 01:45 PM
dcg9381
Quote:
Originally Posted by sahmjay View Post
i can only imagine her pain as she ages but shes only like 10 months right now.
HD issues at 10 months would be unusual, even for a GSD. I agree with the above, a trip to the vet is in order. If you really suspect orthopedic issues, ask for a referral.

If you do the X-ray, the X-rays are only as good as the person who takes them. As such, I recommend an orthapedic vet or you may end up with a set of useless x-rays.


I had a GSD with moderately severe dysplasia. PM me if you want to see his hip x-rays. They were bad... I worried about it for a long time, but his hips never really became an issue in his lifetime. He had no vertical leap, that was about it...
12-22-2013 10:59 AM
MaggieRoseLee There are many problems our pups can have and H/D is just one of them and less likely for a young dog unless you got the xrays to show it.

Much more likely an injury (I seem to break my puppies toes) or pano (which is fairly common and not a big deal)


12-22-2013 09:52 AM
huntergreen this could be anything from a simple soft tissue injury to a fracture. as already stated, need to see a vet.
12-22-2013 12:46 AM
carmspack agree with Magwart . Don't jump to conclusions . This does sound like pano , which is an inflammation , and is self limiting - will pass with time . There are things that you can do to make the dog comfortable.
12-21-2013 10:21 PM
Magwart Have you taken the dog to the vet for x-rays? An acute injury or panosteitis are probably at least as likely as HD at that age.

Please get her to see a vet next week. It's been going on for "a few months," so enough is enough. She needs an x-ray--you can't diagnose this with guesses from the Internet. If it's pano or an injury, your vet will be able to come up with supportive care. If it's HD, there may be surgical options -- or adequan therapy or other care. Whatever it is, if the dog's hurting, she needs care.
12-21-2013 10:01 PM
sahmjay
hip dysplasia

Hey everybody..

My gsd has been suffering for the past few months. shes basically hopping around on 3 legs. it's weird because for a day or two she'll be able to use the leg then not be able to use it for weeks.

it tears me up to see her suffering like this. is there any help or will this be a life long struggle for her? i can only imagine her pain as she ages but shes only like 10 months right now.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:29 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com