Anyone have any ideas on the following;
Puppy is about 10 weeks old
appears to be totally normal, active,kinda crazy, fun little puppy
No other signs of lameness or pain
However when I was at the vet my vet noticed she appears "off" his exact words were she "walks like a classic cowboy and seems stiff and thick in the stifle, especially for a puppy her age".
He doesn't think at this point it's the hips, he thinks it's her stifle.
Upon watching her the last three days I can see what he means. She seems to wing her back legs out as if to avoid bending the stifle. She appears bow legged in a way I guess.
His recommendation was it could be something, or it could be just an odd period of growth for her and she just hasn't figured herself out yet. He wants to give her three weeks, until her next shot appointment, and if she stays the same he wants to X-Ray her.
I love my vet. He's my dog, horse, and the local cow vet
However, he's no expert on retrievers, and he's not out of vet school that long.
I just wanted to kick this around here and see if anyone has anything to offer. I'm hoping she does just grow out of it, however if anyone has an suggestions to bring up with my vet we would both be all ears Im Sure!
I have a video if you all need it. I don't know if it shows too much.
To be honest, I noticed she runs with her back legs moving together, but until he brought it up I never saw anything. I don't look at dogs and puppies all day and I'm pretty smitten with her but I'm still kicking myself a bit.