Hi all, I posted back in April about my GSD puppy Samson being diagnosed with bilateral metaphyseal enlargement. We swapped foods as the vet advised and his growth did slow down. At the time of my original post he was 5 months old an weighed 45 lbs. Today he is 6.5 months and weighs 54. I took him into the vet today just for a checkup on his growth and the vet is now concerned about hip dysplasia. She stated his knuckles (where the original diagnoses came from) looked better on the right but the left still looked big to her. She asked if he limps or shows any signs of pain. I told her that he has never shown any signs of pain and that I have seen him limp after playing ball for a while and that is only on the right side. After rest it goes away and we don't see it every time. I have tried my best to be careful with him and not let him jump up and down. Although we let him chase the ball we don't throw it up for him to catch it. He did attempt to jump up onto a truck one time and fell back but there were no signs of trauma. She also asked if he always stands the way he was at the time. And I answered yes. She then told me she thinks we should get X-rays to rule out dysplasia in his hips and knuckles. So, needless to say this has thrown me for a complete loop and I'm kind of freaking out! I've watched many videos on dogs with hip dysplasia and I don't really see any of those movements in Samson,. He does have a slight "swishy" walk but I have not noticed any bunny hopping. I'll try and get a video and post it but until then does anyone have any thoughts? We get x-rays on Thursday (he'd already eaten today so they didn't want to sedate him). I'm trying to be positive but I'm very concerned. Thanks in advance everyone!