Good morning Pawbly friends- I’ll start this by saying that I am already planning on …

Good morning Pawbly friends-
I’ll start this by saying that I am already planning on calling the vet when they open. One of our GSDs (Rontu) has been going back and forth with some hind end wobbling and limping. He is young- about 2 years. He is super active. I have already had his hips X-rayed last year because every once in a while we could here a “pop” when he would sit. X-ray at that time came back ok. But, with this limping sometimes and the wobbly and stiff getting up in the mornings, my concerns are back full force. So my questions are:
If it is hip dysplasia, are there supplements that will help?
Is it reparable?
What type of treatment options are there?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello my dear friend. It sounds like it is time for a vet visit. It also probably isn’t an emergency. But I know you are worried soI will see if I can get you in today. Next the vet needs to try to identify the source of the clinical signs he is showing based on description and breed I would be worried about orthopedic issues or even neurologic issues. We also se a fair amount of lyme disease so I also keep an eye out for that. My point is that until we get an idea of the source I… Read more »

2 years ago

If this were a Doberman, I’d worry about Wobbler’s…in German Shepherds, I’d worry about DM/Degenerative Myelopathy. I hope you get answers quickly.

I know this can’t help you in the short term, but I’d invest in DNA testing for it, for any GSDs you might bring into your home. GenSol Diagnostics, VetGen LLC, Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, Paw Print Genetics all carry tests.

2 years ago
Reply to  Sarah

I’m glad it’s muscular. 🙂 I’m an overly cautious person. I get my Dobe in to the cardiologist annually, I have participated in DNA studies. Anything to help her and the breed overall, you know? I’d do the same for a rescue as I do for my well bred dog. I feel knowledge is power, and knowing what my dog may develop over time is important to me.