Animals with hip dysplasia can be affected. This usually occurs around the age of about 8 months and can become increasingly severe. Walking can become very painful because of bone sprains.

The symptoms are:

  • hard to get up, sometimes with pain
  • stiff hindquarters, especially after rest
  • hopping with the hind legs like they can’t keep up with the front legs
  • poor stamina; lie down quickly
  • sagging of the hindquarters
  • lameness in one or both hind legs
  • don’t want to play, walk
  • the heels are turned inwards (cow hock position)
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