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  1. Sudden running with both back legs, no other symptoms

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi all! A few days ago, my 9 month old golden was playing fetch and out of nowhere started running with both back legs at the same time. While playing fetch he and another dog collided pretty hard and both went tumbling but got right back up and started playing again. I didn't notice if the...
  2. Desperate for help re: HD (FHO) 7 month puppy

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi! Long time lurker, first time poster here. I was hoping to get more clarity on my current situation with our boy Charlie. I got Charlie at 8 weeks old and noticed he had a bit of a funny walk. We assumed nothing was seriously wrong as he had been seen by vets for vaccinations who didn’t...
  3. Post Op TPO Question

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi guys, I've tried to thoroughly search this site for an answer to my question, but most threads I've found on TPO seem to be 7-8 years old. Though this could be user error in my search. I'll try to keep this short while still giving pertinent details. Theo is almost 9 months old, he was...
  4. 4 Month Old Showing Signs of Hip Dysplasia

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hello all! I've been nonstop researching this online since my vet mentioned the awkward stance of my pup yesterday, but I thought I'd come to you for a bit of knowledge/insight. She said we should keep an eye on the way he's sitting and had a pretty worried look on her face, but kind of brushed...
  5. My baby has Hip Dysplasia

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I write this with a heavy heart. My puppy who just turned 7 months has been diagnosed with severe Hip Dysplasia. He was doing just fine. After a run over the weekend, we noticed that he was walking ever so slightly funny. It seemed like he was trying to not put weight on his right rear leg. The...
  6. Does my dog's behind sway a bit too much as he walks? Should I be concerned?

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    This is Boone, my 4-year old male Golden Retriever. Here are videos of him walking: and As you can see his butt/hips sway sideways as he is walking. It's probably just because he has less fur on him, but I am sometimes...
  7. Sebastian is not adjusting well to his new limited activities

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    After getting Sebastian's diagnosis of the severe hip dysplasia at 7 months old last week, he's gotten worse. He is no longer allowed to play with his buddy because they play rough and run. Something as simple as them tumbling will knock the joint out and he can't walk on the leg. The vet...
  8. JPS surgery after PENN-Hip results

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi Everyone:wave: (just recently joined and this is my 1st post so please bare with me) Does anyone here have any experience or input on JPS (Juvenile Pubic Symphysiodesis surgery) after PENN Hip DI (distractive index) results? Our new puppy, Polar Bear (now just shy of 6 months old), had his...
  9. Vet says 3 month old Cooper has loose hip!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Last week I took Cooper to get his third set of puppy vaccinations, and the vet did a fairly thorough check on him to make sure everything was going OK. She noticed that his right hip felt loose, and proceeded to tell me that we will see what it's like at his 4 month visit, and from there we can...
  10. Xrays for hip dysplasia

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    I am wondering what the benefits are to getting my 2 year old golden xrayed and evaluated for hip dysplasia. Daisy runs and jumps just fine but when she walks her back end really sways. The vet thinks she might have hip dysplasia. Just in case, I bought insurance a few months ago that would...
  11. Wellness plans

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    Hi guys, I'd like to know if you use wellness plans and if so, which one you recommend. Meg is 10mths old with hip dysplasia :( Not sure if there are any wellness plans covering ortopedic trestment though. Any thoughts?
  12. At what age does HD typically first appear?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I have a friend who recently heard of hip dysplasia in golden retrievers. They have a 4 or 5 year old golden retriever (rescue so just an approximate age), and have had several golden mixes before. This is their first purebred dog. They were wondering when HD normally shows up. Their golden is...
  13. My Puppy, Chance

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    :wave: Hi everyone! New to the site :) Just wanted to share a couple videos of one of my boys. Chance is a 6 & 1/2 month old Golden. He has a brother named Marley. Chance was recently diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia. He has already had 1 of 2 operations; a triple pelivc osteotomy. His next...
  14. Hip Dysplasia

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    Hey all, My sister got terrible news last night about her GSD. He was having pain in his elbow and it wasn't getting it better so they had xrays done. They decided to xray his hips while they were at it just to be sure everything was good there. He is 1 year, 10 months old...still a baby! His...
  15. Too young to run??

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I'm wondering at what point can I take my golden running with me? He is about 3-4 months old right now (adopted from a shelter so actual age is unknown!) and he looooves to go on short walks/runs around our block. He isn't tired by the time we get home and still wants to run and play. I'm...
  16. Finding the right food!!

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    We have had Mia now for 5 months. :) She is 4 years old and came from a rescue center. I believe food is so important. I researched a bit and found the site above very helpful. I was so surprised to see how some of the well known brands that the vets recommend fared on...
  17. Summer (my HD pup) can romp!!

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    Summer started showing signs at 4 months and was diagnosed with bilateral HD at 8 months, her sockets were so shallow that she was not a candidate for TPO. She had "floating hips". Despite her very nasty xrays, she can still get around and our surgeon has not seen the need for a THR or FHO yet...
  18. How do golden retriever puppies walk and run (esp their hind legs)?

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    Hi We recently bought a pure-bred golden retriever puppy, Eric, and tomorrow he will be 10 weeks old. When he's out at the back yard of the house I have noticed that his bum might wiggle a bit, and bunny-hops when he's running. When I googled this online, I was getting Hip Dysplasia. I...
  19. Royal Canin - Mobility Support!!!

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi, I am new to this site as I am also new to being a "golden dad". My girl is 10 months old now and I have had her for 5 months. I was feeding her Purina Pro Plan but after just having her hips examined our vet has told me my little girl already has signed of Hip Dysplasia :( -- He has me...