Ive noticed over the last few days that Pebbles has trouble getting up from laying down for a nap and has a limp for a few minutes then she is fine
shes 5 years old
do you think this could be serious ?
what should i do ?
shes happy and still playfull shes not upset or in pain in any way and its not causing her any trouble in her day to day walks
i read that OES do suffer from hip pain
how would i know if she has hiptrouble
|Some OES are subject to hip dysplasia, often genetically passed from parent to offspring. And of course, dogs can get arthritis, just as humans do.
At 5 she's still a young dog, so hopefully it isn't either, but a vet check is the only way to tell. If you haven't already, check her over carefully with your hands. See if you can find any bumps, cuts or scrapes or any tender spots, or spots that she seems to avoid you touching. Check between her pads on her feet--OES can pick up all sorts of things there, and the hair can become quite matted between their pads, sometimes concealing pebbles (no pun intended), or small sticks or stickers. It's good to do this before the vet so you can point out anything you found--or that you found nothing. Check her feet, legs, hips, back, etc.
It could be something as simple as a bruise or sore muscle or something caught in her pad. It could be more serious, but the only way to tell is with a vet check. Please let us know how things go.
|Hope she feels better!|
|Panda was doing the same thing a few months ago. My worst fear was hip dysplasia. I took her to the vet, they took xrays and it turned out to be an inflammed hip, most likely from rough play and jumping...the vet put her on anti-inflamitories and now she is good as gold...
long story short...take her to the vet...better be safe than sorry!
|Thank you all for your replies
yes i will get her to a vet and let them check her
i think it will be something like a pulled muscle pain as im sure she thinks shes a rabbit or a frog shes always jumping with excitment as soon as you come home
i will let you know how i get on
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