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I'm just interested in getting people's thoughts on this. My 8 year old Border Collie male has had clicky joints since he was 5 1/2 months old. I was very alarmed at first although his joints click only rarely and it's been difficult to determine what exactly is clicking. When I first noticed it I had two different vets go over his legs, flexing and extending different joints and neither could get anything to click. Radiographs (done awake) of hips and bilteral hocks showed nothing. He was neutered at 8 1/2 months. I have had him on Glyco-Flex I until last year when I switched him to Glyco-Flex II. He is never lame. He is very active, runs, hikes, plays frisbee,does obedience, but I limit agility and he hasn't competed. At one point I was at a working dog conformation seminar and a Veterinarian who specializes in orthopedics squeezed a distal femur and he screamed bloody murder. That vet promptly announced he had pano (he was five years old at the time.) I work for a vet and when she did the same thing (squeezed distal femur) he didn't even twitch. We did another set of radiographs and nothing. No sign of pano. At 8 years of age he is maybe a bit stiff. Maybe. Hard to tell as he is so active and high drive. Occasionally I go over his legs and have gotten his hocks to click on occasion and sometimes toes. That is it. I guess at eight years whatever it is, it is. As he has been a sound dog it is a moot point but any ideas about clicky joints?