I assume this is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Back legs move together when the dog runs. Like a bunny hopping. But what is this an indication of? Or possible indication of?
Seamus and Flynn
The back legs move together / simultaneously ~ it looks like a bunny hopping.* It can be an indication of HD.
I've heard the same thing, although I had a dog with HD and she didn't bunny hop.
I don't know if this is the same - skipping, bunny hopping -but Scout would skip when she ran.* She had luxating patellas - dislocating knee caps.*
Definitely rear end problems.
♣ Laura ♣
Wow is it always ? Clancey bunny hops stairs
Okay, thanks all. Seamus runs in this fashion. Even when he hops onto the bed or couches he bunny-hops it. Absolutely no pain evident, and he walks normally. Maybe this is the reason he's never lifted his leg to pee! He's 3-1/2 and I've not once seen him hike that leg.
Should I get x-rays? I hate to tempt fate since he seems completely pain free and happy.
Seamus and Flynn
I'd rather know sooner than later.*
Maybe start with a consultation with your vet to go over everything you've noticed.* Then you'll know if you need to go further with an x-ray.
Here are a couple of article that lists other symptoms of HD.* Maybe this will help you.*
By getting the x-rays, you know things you would want him to no longer do. Nick can help you there, as Jes has mild HD. Are you giving him any Glucosamine/Chon. supplements? Even if he doesn't act like he has any pain; it will help. I think I've heard peeps say the Cosequin is the best for dogs that definitely have HD or arthritis problems. Eric mentioned he orders from ebay. I give my guys the human supplement ... no one has shown problems; I just like oiling up those joints!!