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Old 11-12-2012, 12:40 PM
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7 month old Golden acting strangely

My poor Portia is in some kind of pain, I think, but I don't know what it is her leg? Or hind end? I touch her she doesn't show signs of pain but she walks a little then runs as if to get away from something then whines. It's weird.
Portia seemes afraid of her hind end. She runs from it when I take her outside. Inside she will just lay in her kennel and not come out. She will eat and drink and goes to the bathroom normally and sleeps. But at this point is not wanting to play at all which you all know for a seven month old golden is very very weird.
For a while she would seem to favor her left back leg but then she will walk on it without a limp. She sits normally for a leggy puppy.
When I take her out she does her business but then will just stand there not wanting to come inside. I take her out on leash. I will tug on the leash for her to come and she just resists, like she is afraid to come in the house. When I am able to get her in the house she stands by the sliding glass door and shakes in fear. Eventually she will dart into her kennel or our other goldens kennel. I do have an appointment with the vet this evening. Oh and she is not excessively licking her leg or hind end. So I am perplexed. Right now she looks like she has lost her mind. Any ideas what we are up against??
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About a month ago Maverick went through a fear period, it was a pretty huge change in his normal personality. He's growing out of it, but maybe Portia is going through the same thing along with growing pains?

Let us know what the vet thinks.
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It is strange. It just was all of the sudden. She was in her kennel came darting out like she was being chased then ran back in. Didn't think anything of it. Thought maybe it was her zoomies but then I went to check on her she was shaking and panting pushed up the back of her kennel Her tail is constantly tucked under her right now. I feel so sad for her. She is obviously bothered by something not sure what.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:01 PM
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Could something have actually scared her? Another dog? Child? Ghost (kidding/kind of)?
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:24 PM
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Oh, poor Portia...and mom!
Please keep us posted on how things progress. Know you must be worried. Sending prayers and wishes for all things good.
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My first thought was something scared her too. Libbie has been spooked by something a few times lately as well. The other day we were out in the yard playing ball. Normally NOTHING takes her attention away from her ball! But the other day, something scared the heck outta her. I didn't hear or see anything. But she ran to the patio door cowering wanting to go inside. NOtHING I did would convince her to come back and play. When she got inside, she ran and hid and stayed there for about 1/2 an hour. Finally she seemed fine again. I have NO IDEA what spooked her. Like I said, I didn't hear or see anything. I think it's a stage they go through. Let us know what the vet says.....
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Looks like Libbie is at that age too where the fear period can start.

I don't recall Maverick being spooked by anything, but he did become much more cautious around even areas he was familiar with.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:51 PM
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This is what happened to my Butters, turned out she has Hip Dysplasia . She had A THR 2 weeks ago, it can happen at any age. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that your baby is just going through a phase...please keep us posted.
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I would have your vet do hip x-rays this afternoon. If your pup does have hip dysplasia, you will want to know about it sooner rather than later. Fingers crossed that she's just in a fearful period rather than it be something medical.
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It could also be cold tail, which can be painful or maybe something bit her, some sort of bug.
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