My non GSD puppy, 1/2 rotti 1/2 basset (we think) that we rescued from a shelter has been an excellent, smart dog. However, I took her on a pretty long walk the other day, maybe 2 miles. Three quarters of the way through this walk, she started limping slightly from her hind right leg. Once we got her home, she was tired, but seemed totally fine, so we kept an eye on her. The next day, her bottom lip was really swollen, and we suspected that she had been stung by a bee, but took her in the Vet. to make darn sure. So we were right, she was stung by a bee, but we also had the Vet. check her hips. After feeling around on her for 10+ minutes, she said that she has never seen such a young dog with hips this bad. She said that this is something she would typically see on a 12 year old basset hound. So my poor little girl is now on Glucosamine, Yukka, Omega 3 and Vitamin C. Does anybody have any other suggestions for things that I can do to help slow down the inevitable? It also makes me nervous since we will be getting out GSD puppy in a month or so, and knowing how puppies play and rough house, I'm worried that she will continue to hurt her hips.