Jescano Posted November 13, 2013 Report Share Posted November 13, 2013 Ok, well he's not exactly "limping" his walk just seems a bit "off" and it seems like it's his left rear leg. We did just go on a backpacking trip, but he did no more than 4-5 miles in(over 3-4 hours) maybe 2-3 miles the day we were there, and 4-5 miles out the last day, and I was watching him very closely on the trip and didn't notice any limping. We got back monday. Didn't notice anything wrong Tuesday morning, when we went to the park he did quite a bit of running after a 4 year old golden and they wrestled a bit. Then in the afternoon when we went to the park before work I noticed it. It really isn't a "limp" and if you didn't see him every day you probably wouldn't even think he's walking "off." He's not acting like it hurts or favoring a leg, still tries to jump up(we're working on that), etc. I'm also concerned about HD with him, he does have quite a "swaying gait" and bunny hops up stairs probably half the time(we've been working on slowing him down going up and down the stairs). He doesn't really bunny hop when running around though, sometimes when he "takes off" it starts with a couple hops. His parents aren't hip tested, but I'm told they don't have any problems.(but I doubt the person who bred them would mention it if they did) I was planning on getting his hips xray-ed at 6 months to check for early onset HD(if he has it I'd rather start treating it early) Should I just do it sooner? I keep him nice and lean, he is definitely not overweight at all. I was planning on crate rest for a few days, is there really anything else to do? I feel like it's gonna drive him crazy not being able to run around and play, even with training and mental exercise. This dog makes me worry too much :-/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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