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    BlackLabJax is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultConcerned With Sitting Position

    I am posting this photo because it's the best one I have showing Jax's weird sitting position. It's not a lazy sit - it's not a frog position. Should I be concerned?



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    DefaultRe: Concerned With Sitting Position

    hmmm...if you are terribly concerned you could have his hips evaluated checked out when he turns 2.

    Buck has some pretty weird sitting positions. I haven't really paid attention enough to say he does something like Jax...I will check it out tomorrow see if he does it.
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    DefaultRe: Concerned With Sitting Position

    If he does not experience any problems mobile states (gait disorders), I wouldn't worry about sitting habitual of any kind !

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    DefaultRe: Concerned With Sitting Position

    It's probably nothing serious at all. He might have a shorter femur bone or not very much muscle mass in his rear legs, I suppose. Can you get a picture of him standing? You can always take him to an ortho vet for evaluation.

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    DefaultRe: Concerned With Sitting Position

    This is Jax standing

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    DefaultRe: Concerned With Sitting Position

    I have a dog that sits that way with one leg. We call it his "goofy" leg. Unfortunately, it is hip dysplasia (sp). We had it diagnosed when he was a puppy - he's now 13.5 and have just tried to keep him thin (a feat for a Lab). Not sure if that problem would manifest like Jax is standing but thought I would mention. Jakesperson

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    DefaultRe: Concerned With Sitting Position

    I haven't posted here in a very long time, but I read everything!*
    I too have been concerned with our 2 yr. old's sitting position and have suspected hip dysplasia.* We voiced our concern to the vet who did a manual exam and could find nothing wrong.
    I see that your lab is 13 years old.* May I ask if you had surgery done.* At this point, we are giving her supplements, but I wonder if we are doing the right thing.* She is a small lab, only 57 pounds, and very active.* However, she seems to suffer after most activity.* I even see her back legs tremble when she squats to pee. Should her activity level be scaled back?

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    DefaultRe: Concerned With Sitting Position

    Labs sit funny...in all different ways. How they sit is no indication of HD.

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