Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern California
unfortunately, I too see reason for concern... some of this is definitely puppy but combined with the bunny hopping, some skipping and a couple of awkward positions I noticed - it definitely warrants x rays however I would hold off on the spay. there are researches out there on the effects of early spay/neuter and hip displasia (overall growth, health, etc) but having rescues who were altered when acquired, I've never looked too deeply into the issue.
once you see what's going on with her hips, you will have a better idea of what may improve with age and what will require some intervention.
hip dysplasia is a very general term that refers to malformation of the hip joint and this can mean the actual shape of the bone... but you can also have a normal shaped bone that just doesn't sit/fit/move properly producing too stiff or in your case as it appears too loose hips.
I've dealt with hip dysplasia but my girl was diagnosed at 3 and was no longer a candidate for surgery. the earlier it's caught, the more options you'll have.
best of luck! you've got a cute, happy and seemingly well adjusted little girl.
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