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kclee
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Male Join date : 2011-11-16
Location : West Virginia

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PostSubject: Hip problems   Hip problems EmptyTue May 08, 2012 11:46 am

Jasmine turned 4 this past April. I'm a bit concerned about hip displasia. What would some of the signs be at this age if she is going to have problems in the future? I don't really see any signs of pain when she walks, but she does LOVE to have her hips rubbed. Sometimes she even DEMANDS it!
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arooroomom
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Female Join date : 2009-12-13
Location : South Fl

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PostSubject: Re: Hip problems   Hip problems EmptyTue May 08, 2012 11:59 am

The first thing you'll notice is she'd slightly favor one leg over the other or just how she runs will be a bit "off" or not properly balanced over both her back legs. Of course the only way to really tell is with x-rays...

When Mishka runs she seems to keep one of her back legs a bit more stiff and her gait is just not even compared to Cheyenne and Mickeys who have a very fluid gait.

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Female Join date : 2009-05-29
Location : Denver, CO

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PostSubject: Re: Hip problems   Hip problems EmptyTue May 08, 2012 1:06 pm

i was noticing things with Jack that Kristina mentioned and for $150 we had x-rays done to see. and while nothing screamed hip displasia his left hip was boarder good/worrisome. we started him on the Glucosamine we have been giving Sierra and will just keep an eye on it. we did it because of his right back leg and since nothing showed up we think it might have been a pulled muscle or something.

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PostSubject: Re: Hip problems   Hip problems EmptyTue May 08, 2012 3:19 pm

Way back when GSDs were my dog of choice one I had would have visible pain on getting up from lying down especially after a long walk. Finally had to put him on a baby aspirin a day to control it.
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PostSubject: Re: Hip problems   Hip problems EmptyTue May 08, 2012 7:41 pm

Dakota never showed signs until he turned 10. Really not until his seizures started. I was constantly told how people where shocked when they found out his real age. He had the mobility of a puppy despite having HD. I will say...looking back at some incidents he had over the years, I do believe it hurt him when he would run into something in rough play etc..but at the time I just assumed it was the rough play and not anything underlying since he would recover so quickly. X-rays would be your best option for piece of mind.
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