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: 6 week old pup has HD??? 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:
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)
09-02-2014 10:27 PM
kr16 Get pet insurance before its considered a pre existing condition. Get a check up, don't mention it and get Pet Plan. If it is HD you will thank me later on.
09-02-2014 09:34 PM
my boy diesel
Quote:
Originally Posted by wyominggrandma View Post
Actually we have exrayed at that age and have seen issues with the acetabulum being non existent. Also can see deformities at that young age.
i agree
a missing socket or femur head is hard to miss regardless of age
and age wont fix it either

something else i noticed is that instead of moving his left hind he tends to pivot on it
i would definitely have the vet look and see if they can determine something or if it does actually need x rayed
09-02-2014 09:21 PM
wyominggrandma Actually we have exrayed at that age and have seen issues with the acetabulum being non existent. Also can see deformities at that young age.
09-02-2014 09:43 AM
GatorDog Way too early to x ray at 6 weeks old.
09-02-2014 08:59 AM
blackshep I knew there was something wrong with my pup's hip the day I brought her home at 8 weeks. I had her xrayed at 10 months, and I was right.

I do think you can tell that early if there's something wrong, but you should probably give the pup a chance to grow up before even doing the prelim xrays
09-01-2014 07:15 PM
my boy diesel gsd newbie you said accidental litter
how many puppies were there? where are the siblings?

and is an x ray going to change the outcome? will you then euthanize the puppy or keep it or try to sell it or what are your plans?

if a diagnosis will change the outcome or the puppys fate then yes x ray

but if an x ray wont make any difference in your plans for this puppy then skip it for now

as to if it is too young to tell
i have seen dogs born without a hip socket so yes i think that could be determined at this age

but then again just ask your vet
sometimes they can manipulate the joint some to tell

bottom line is dont do the test unless it will change the outcome for the puppy
09-01-2014 07:09 PM
dawnandjr Too young to tell. At 6 six they are still learning how to walk and move around. The floor could be slippery. At this age the bones are not even connected to each other yet. By that I mean they are far apart, I know they never really connect to each other.
09-01-2014 12:00 AM
GSDNewbie1024
Quote:
Originally Posted by carmspack View Post
I think the earliest age where you can have a clue as far as diagnosing hip dysplasia is at 4 months . Even then the femur hasn't finished growing.
I agree
08-31-2014 11:57 PM
carmspack I think the earliest age where you can have a clue as far as diagnosing hip dysplasia is at 4 months . Even then the femur hasn't finished growing.
08-31-2014 11:54 PM
Loneforce I will give you my un-educated opinion and agree with Carmen. Much too early to tell.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

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 07:32 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum