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Hip problem?


Oct 15, 2007, 7:13 PM

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Hip problem?

Today, I woke up to find my puppy fine. After five minutes, I discovered he suddenly has problems with both his hind legs, he can only walk a few steps before sitting down. Other than that, he is fine. He still likes to play and jump but I try to control his jumping around by putting him on a chair. Is that alright? If I put him down he will jump around and I am afraid that he will hurt his legs. Is he having hip dysplasia? Please give me some advice. My puppy is a 5 month old shih tzu.


Oct 15, 2007, 8:58 PM

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Re: [reenee] Hip problem?

sorry to hear that, reene... he is still a puppy... poor thing, hope that he can recover.

could it be back bone problem, always heard that shih tzu have this problem, could it be a genetic/inherited problem. Besides that, do u check his knees?? do u notice anything when you try to manipulate the knee joints? anyway.. please do send to your vet have a look...this maybe a serious problem


Nov 2, 2007, 12:09 AM

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Re: [reenee] Hip problem?

My suggestion is to bring your puppy to a vet to check it out. Always be on the safe side

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