ok earlier i talked about how he walks fine on the ground and even run very amazing but the new vet has confirmed mild hip dysplasia but he says there is very great possibilities that he will keep in improving till he grows old because is is very mild and can walk and run..though in an odd style but still..
and I know he is progressing and he is healthy and good...I am taking care of him and doctor said that with exercise he will get better and better..i have been told to provide rough surface and daily walk on grass and 1 hr walk in morning and 1 hr in evening and if possible then hydrotherapy...they are providing him with antibiotics and multivitamin and some kind of calcium or protein which is for joints only...
I have been told that I need to make his back muscle stronger with exercise and medication..
main reason for posting this thread i so that I can inform all those people who took pain in posting on my previous posts and it is GENETIC he says!! anyway i know he will get better and better everyday and infact he has improved alot and will be and infact already is my perfect enzo
any suggestions and advise then plz tell me
Were there x-rays done? Who evaluated them? In that young a puppy with joints still developing there is bound to be some laxity in the joint.
Extra calcium is not going to benefit the puppy. If you are feeding a properly balanced puppy or ALS dog food, all the vitamins and minerals he needs are already there and more is NOT better.
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I just did not think your puppy's gait was unusual in any way. HD must be diagnosed via x-ray, the x-rays are then evaluated. Normally these X-rays are done around 2 years of age. I have never heard of HD getting better as the dog ages.
As Sharon posted above, there is no reason to give your puppy extra calcium. Allowing swimming is definitely good for dogs and does help strengthen muscles. I honestly think your vet is alarming you for no reason.
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and the X-rays he said will be done next week but it is kind of visibel as he has to apply energy to get up..puts all his weight on the front legs and spreads them all the time...but he is getting better day by day...i was told that in some cases the part where the tissue around joint don't grow..as some puppy grows up the muscle start filling that area and becomes kind of more strong in that area as some puppy grows up..
here is the video
the way he stands and slips on the floor!! oly thats the isuue other wise he is on a great improvement now!!
Last edited by enzo; 05-30-2013 at 01:56 PM.
I agree with Labby about there is something wrong, but doesn't look like HD to me. Ernie has severe HD in both hips and they are stiff when he walks. He also bunny hops rather that swaggers, and doesn't look unsteady.
The vet is right about making the muscles stronger to help the hips. In my experience HD hips do not get better with age they degenerate.
I am sorry you cute puppy has whatever it is he has.