Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Central Virginia
At age 3, if he had bad hips, you'd see arthritis, calcification, and remodeling of the joint. None of that--his hips look good. If he was 8 months or 14 months--if there was laxity, there might not be remodeling or other problems showing up yet so position can play a much bigger role in reading the xrays.
As far as what could be causing his issues:
Transitional vertabra causing some instability? Couldn't see the S1/L7 area on the xray.
Pulled muscle or even bruising?
There are tick-borne issues that don't show up on any test just yet--sometimes you can try treating with Doxy for a week and see if the dog improves. If there's improvement, keep the dog on doxy for longer.
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