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  1. Show those Hips
    Hey all. While we were figuring out that my girl has a chicken allergy, I had a battery of X-rays done. Can I get opinions on her hips? She is having a lot of concerning issues and I am trying to find answers. One doc is saying arthritis and HD, but when I look at different photos online, her...
  2. Health Issues
    So my rescue GSD has severe bilateral hip dysplasia and is currently on NSAIDS, but she still seems to be under the weather. She’s not as painful as before, but she gets easily tired from short walks and prefers to lie down most of the time. She is around 6-7 years old and I imagine her...
  3. Health Issues
    Hey everyone We have a 5 month old male pup that has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia. The vets did an x ray and told us we'll need to schedule a surgery asap. I didn't like the "surgery first" approach neither the time pressure they have put on us. We are getting a second opinion on Weds...
  4. Health Issues
    My dog Max is in 5 th month but I find his hind leg is twisting while walking .. I’m giving him calcium,multivitamin tablets regularly. I bought it from show line. My breeder says it’s normal but I like to know whether it’s normal or not ?
  5. General Puppy Stuff
    Hi all. We rescued our puppy on Halloween. Prior to rescuing him he was found as a stray and kept at a vet down south where they did a multitude of tests. He had a dislocation which the ortho said was old and that he was healing fine. Because of this though they took X-rays. (I will post a pic...
  6. General Puppy Stuff
    I read posts and saw videos by others and love the input the forum has. So would love everyone’s two cents. I would love to know when to be conserved about puppies hind legs. She stands with feet together a lot and sways when she walks. Does not bunny run and has no problem jumping on couches...
  7. Show those Hips
    Hello, I have a weird situation that’s really worrying me. Long story short I have an 11.5 week old German Shepherd female who weighs about 15 LBS. Last Sunday we noticed she started limping and running sideways. Her gait was super off. First thing we did was make an appointment with our vet...
  8. Show those Hips
    Took these x-rays to the orthopedic surgeon, he said both hips are bad. Couldn't even say which is worse. Told me that fixing one hip should fix the issue because she will most likely shift her weight. Told me to pick the hip. Any one stand out to you? Would you do the THR she is 6.5 years old...
  9. Health Issues
    Hello all, I have been reading discussions on this website for the longest time and have learned so much from fellow members! I am a first time GS mom and in need of serious help! I have a 8 month old named Zac (60 lbs) who has been a picky eater ever since we got him. Me and my husband have...
  10. Health Issues
    My 13-14 week old puppy is walking strangely. When walking slowly he twists his back paws then lift them up and then put them forward and repeat this while he walks. I don't know what does it means, is it normal or some sort of problem. If it's a problem then is it supposed to solved some mild...
  11. Health Issues
    When reading about an otherwise perfect sire I noticed it says "although functionally sound one elbow didn't certify" though the hips are certified 'good' as per the OFA database. How worrisome is this and does this mean he may have/get elbow dysplasia and therefore his offspring will be...
  12. General Information
    Hello everyone, I plan to get my first GSD pup in this Oct. and I'm looking for a good breeder to make an early reservation. My expectation for the pup is to become a good family companion, neither for working or showing. I did as much research as possible and I contacted two breeders: 1. vom...
  13. Show those Hips
    My 10.5 month old GSD has been symptomatic since he was ~2-3 months old. He is scheduled for the first of two total hip replacement (replacement of ball and joint areas of the hip with prosthetics) surgeries on 2/25/2020. The surgeries will be done approximately 3 months apart for healing...
  14. Health Issues
    Back in 2017, when my girl was a little over two years old, I had her hips X-rayed so I had a base to compare future X-rays with. The vet who took them said she had mild hip dysplasia, which came as a shock because we got her from a reputable breeder who thoroughly screens for health problems...
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