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Puppy Hip Question
  • Shiro_PiShiro_Pi
    Posts: 13
    Hey guys,

    So we've noticed that our pup walks a little "funny". His body looks straight but he moves in a diagonal line most of the time. Otherwise healthy and super energetic. Should I be concerned about possible hip problems in the near future? He doesn't walk AS diagonal compared to when we first got him so I'm really hoping it's just him being a derp.
  • sunyatasunyata
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  • LilikoiLilikoi
    Posts: 1272
    Yeah I'd bring it up with the vet. Could be normal, or could be something like hip dyisplasia.

    https://www.rover.com/blog/dogs-walk-sideways/
  • ZenkiZenki
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    Post edited by Zenki at 2017-07-06 16:06:32
  • Shiro_PiShiro_Pi
    Posts: 13
    @sunyata @Lilikoi, yup I'll definitely do that when he gets his last needle next week! It completely slipped our minds last visit since we just switched vets. Thanks for the article!

    @Zenki Interesting, I don't know if he walks diagonal off-leash. I also have a habit of walking diagonal when I don't pay attention, plus he LOVES switching side to side. I'm always a tangled mess when we go out xD

    It's only noticeable when we play fetch indoors, he'll speed walk diagonal when he brings the item back. Haven't really noticed it with his slower pace since he jumps around playfully when he uses that speed in games, not noticeable when he's full speed either. Probably because I'm bracing for impact LOL

    As for items, he's full commando inside the house so it wouldn't be his collar or anything. We do have the dining table to the right of the living room which is what he runs past when giving the items back. Though he slants towards the table instead of away.
    Post edited by Shiro_Pi at 2017-07-06 17:19:17
  • spacedogsspacedogs
    Posts: 361
    If they aren't on leash then it's likely not quite what Zenki was referring to (ours do this, as well, if the leash is hanging on their side they walk with their bodies angled slightly to avoid having it touch them). Off leash, no idea, we aren't Vets and aren't qualified to answer that question lol. [-X

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