I first noticed Shya walking a little odd when we saw her around 3/3½ weeks old. I figured it was just because she was still young and just starting to really use her legs and run, etc. Now that she's been home nearly a week, she is still walking funny. It's like her back legs almost cross when she walks. She doesn't seem to be in any pain and she still runs around like a normal puppy would. I've moved her legs around and felt & rubbed them and she didn't mind and didn't seem to be in any sort of pain.
Does anyone know what this could be?
We don't go to the vet til next week. I am worried that it is going to be something major and she is only 8 weeks old. The breeder had all the pups vet checked with clean bills of health and normal developement and both parents have OFA certs. for hips & elbows. Sigh....
If I were you, I'd have my dog X-Rayed again, just to be sure. I'd call the breeder you got her from and asked if it's possible that she could have gotten an injury after she was checked. I hope it's nothing, poor girl!
8 weeks that's so young. she's far from having control of her legs. they're all over the place at that age. go with your instincts. if you feel or think you see something is wrong go the Vet or go to a specialist. she's probably just growing into herself. my dog looked sloppy and all over the place for awhile. i hope all turns out well for you and the puppy, good luck.
Riley's walk was odd and his rear end was very clumsy and obviously weak at 8 wks. Now at 16 weeks, his hind feet still do "funny things". He is a little more sure-footed now, and his legs are getting stronger, but he still has the puppy awkwardness. I think it is because he is growing so quickly that he constantly has to readjust his stride to compensate for those longer legs that keep having to bear more and more weight.