how do you spot the symptoms of hip dysplasia in a springer spaniel?
I have a two year old english springer spaniel (jerry springer)and recently I have noticed that he hasn't been running the same. Return to Love Springer Spaniels FAQsReturn to Love Springer Spaniels Homepage
I thought it looked like he was having problems with his front legs but my brother noticed that when he runs his back legs hit the floor at the same time istead of one a little before the other, kind of like a bunny hop. I have read that this is a symptom?. He doesn't seem to have problems jumping up ar climbing the stairs just seems to be when we are out walking. He doesnt run half as fast as he used to, has any one got any advice?
many thanks Katie
I am so sorry you are having this issue, it does sound like there is an issue and the symptoms are similare to what I have listed in my Hip Dysplasia Guide.
However the only way you can really tell is if a vet takes a good look, and it sounds as if you should take Jerry down there, especially if he is not running the same. It may not be dysplasia but only a vet can tell you.
Let us know how you get on