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06-16-2014 07:33 AM
JakodaCD OA Leesa is correct (as others) puppies can be sloppy awkward walkers/runners. They flop around all over the place.

I would ask the "lady" at the park if she's a vet? Does she have xray vision?

I also agree xrays are the way to go
06-16-2014 06:46 AM
G-burg A lot of young dogs move funny or have an awkward gait as their going through the growing stages.. Doesn't mean they have HD.

Like others have stated.. X-rays are the only way to tell for sure.. Because some dogs with back issues will move funny and can mimic HD symptoms.
06-16-2014 06:22 AM
Originally Posted by sparra View Post
Did somebody mention "wanna be vets".........
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That picture . . .
06-16-2014 05:54 AM
Originally Posted by sparra View Post
Did somebody mention "wanna be vets".........
06-16-2014 05:18 AM
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Did somebody mention "wanna be vets".........
06-16-2014 03:47 AM
SirLancelot Y'all have given me and my wife some peace of mind. Thanks!
06-16-2014 03:36 AM
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Did somebody mention "wanna be vets".........


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06-16-2014 03:33 AM
Originally Posted by boomer11 View Post
Just because you can't tell anything doesn't mean someone else can't. You can SEE symptoms of hd depending on the severity.
Did somebody mention "wanna be vets".........
06-16-2014 02:23 AM
boomer11 8 years?! Wow and to think they still push science diet and neutering ASAP. Maybe they need another 8?

Im sure the lady slept in a holiday Inn express last night
06-16-2014 02:09 AM
Freestep You CANNOT diagnose HD by looking at a dog or watching him move.

HD is diagnosed by x-rays.

Dogs can appear very strong, sound and agile, with flawless movement, and still have HD. The opposite is also true. And being pigeon-toed has nothing to do with it. Sometimes you can glean clues from the way a dog moves (bunny hopping, limping, etc) but just as many dogs never show any symptoms.

Not even vets can diagnose HD without an xray. I don't know where the lady at the dog park got her veterinary license, but she must be really good if she can diagnose HD by just sitting at the park watching dogs run around. And to think, most have to spend at least 8 years in school and pay through the nose before they get to diagnose medical problems. Suckers.
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