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    I'm kind of getting nervous that one side of Molly's hips is not right. It has always seemed to me that her right leg/hip doesn't have the nice upside down U that dogs hips have. It kind of goes more straight down and sometimes flares out to the side when she runs. Today when I was behind her and she ran across the room, she bunny hopped instead of her usual run. Now she has always done this up and down stairs, but I have never seen her do this when running. She was born 1/4/13, so I know she is still developing. Is this something I should get checked/X-rayed for now? I suspect she is showing early signs of HD? Both mother and father were clear via OFA, but I guess that doesn't always mean puppies are in the clear.


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    If you're worried, get an xray.

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    I would ask the vet as they can see Molly move and they know what to look for.

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    Personally, I would not worry about a 6 month old puppy just yet unless you are seeing actual symptoms (limping, etc). My younger dog electively bunny hops when he is playing and he has good hips.

    If you do go get an x-ray - go directly to an orthopedic specialist. It is a waste of money to have the x-rays done by a regular vet who is not regularly evaluating hips. How the dog is positioned for the x-ray is critical and experience matters.
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    Rex bunny hops and his hips are fine. Straight hocks, and luxating patellas, but hips fine.

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