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      Please help ! Bunny hopping , weakness in back end puppy.

      Hi, my six month old yellow lab has started showing signs of weakness in her hind quarters . She bunny hops when running , does the sloppy sit ( not always ) . And will slip and fall sometimes . I contributed all of this to the puppy stage, gangly growth spurt etc. In the last two days it has gotten worse she has an appointment tommorow morning with my vet, but I'm going stir crazy in the mean time . Of course my fears are HD, and CNM, or something neurological. Both of her parents are hip certified however not tested for CNM . She is not underweight nor does she have problems with swallowing or eating drinking. She has not suffered any injuries either. Has anyone else had any experience with this type of issue or have any advice on this matter . Is there any possibility that it could be something not as serious as hip dysplagia , or centranuclear myopathy?

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      I don't want to downplay it but our Argos had a bunny hop for most of his life and it was nothing. I don't know how many times I had him tested and we have had many vets over the course of time.

      All good thoughts for your pup. As a vet told me recently on a different thing, "Sometimes we just don't know what's going on."

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      Sending good thoughts. Please keep up updated.
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      Calm down, puppies run, walk and sit funny. They are clumsy and they may fall. My dog has HD, had surgery on one hip after it was dislocated and he doesn't bunny hop, and he rarely sits sloppily. The only way to diagnose hip dysplasia is by a check-up followed by x-rays. Personally, I wouldn't expect the puppy's hip to fully develop before 11-12 months of age, that is why hip dysplasia is rarely diagnosed before that age.

      Even if your dog ends up with the hip dysplasia diagnosis, remember, it's not a death sentence. There are many things you can do to help her lead a long and healthy life. You'll have to work on the muscle tone first, strong muscles will stabilize the loose joints, and many dogs with HD are symptom-free if they have a strong muscle tone. Some supplements can help alleviate arthritic pain when and if it comes to that.

      No experience with CNM... but wait for the vet's opinion.

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      No experience with this, but I urge you to take a deep breath and wait for the vet. I understand being terrified. You're attached to your baby. It's probably something simple but if it isn't, take it step by step, day by day. Let us know what the vet says and we will always be here for you!

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      Welcome to the board...sending good thoughts that the vet's visit will be a reassuring one. Yes...please let us know what the vet says.
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      Sending good thoughts.

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      Just checking in to see if we had an update. Fingers crossed here.

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