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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-09-2014, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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5 month xrays

I'm not sure if the positioning for the xray is ideal for hip eval, but I requested xrays because my pup yelps on occasion when changing positions (getting up from laying down and sometimes when he moves from a stand to a sit); sometimes these incidents are followed by a moment or two of limping (always one or the other of his hind legs) before he's back to normal jumping and running around.

Curious to know what folks think of these hips...

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-09-2014, 09:38 AM
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The left one looks good - the right one is shallow and not seated as tight.

Overall, these hips aren't bad - shouldn't be causing issues. I'd keep looking to try and find the cause of your pup's yelping and limping.

If the pain he has moves around from one leg to another, it could just be pano.

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Thanks so much for the reassurance. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. Vets (regular vet and surgeon) don't think it's pano, but they agree it's always a possibility... Watching diet closely. They seem mildly concerned about range of motion on the left, and laxity on right, but he's still young so we're taking a wait and see approach...I don't like waiting
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-06-2014, 03:56 PM
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Any updates on your pup? What diet are you going with? I just felt with a dog that had pano, so I know how hard it is to diagnose.. Most vets, don't see it.. What you need to look for, in the x-Ray are cloudy spots when you adjust the contrast. Almost like a slight smoke effect.

Regardless look into the holistic approach for supplements.. Add it e, c, and use non pasteurized goat mile, as well as colostrum and a raw diet.

Really help in my situation. My boy is now 24 months and I had him x-rayed three times to make sure pano was gone as well as to confirm no HD issues.
He might also be a littl last on the left side and dealing with getting hung up.
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