springer puppy unsteady on his feet

Hello, my partner and I have recently purchased an 8week springer puppy to live with our existing springer Forest who is a year and three months.


It seems like such a long time that Forest was a puppy and I'm unsure if Wilson (our new puppy's) behaviour is normal. Overall he seems like a very happy little thing, is eating very well and was interacting well with his litter mates when we got him. The problem, if it is a problem, Is that he seems a little wobbly on his feet and falls over frequently when playing. He is going to the vets friday for his first vacc but I just can't help but worry. Any advice or reassurance would be greatly appreciated!

From Anna@love-springer-spaniels

Hi there
We currently have a 9 wk old springer puppy called Fidget, and she is just the same tripping up on her feet and falling over. Its perfectly normal

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Aug 09, 2011
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Wobbly puppy
by: Anonymous

My Springer pup is now 5 months old and getting more co-ordinated. He was really all over the place at 8 weeks old - just normal puppy unsteadiness :)

Jul 27, 2011
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Shady the springer
by: Anonymous

My springer Shady was like that when she was young ( got her a 9 wks). She's now 8 years and doing great. No balance problems, and a nifty tennis ball chaser. Enjoy the puppy, and no worries on the playfull falling.

Jul 27, 2011
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Best to get her checked out
by: Barbara

I got my springer at 8 weeks, she is now 13 weeks. When we got her home she seemed to have wobbly hind legs. Took her to the vet who said it wasn't right and referred us to a brilliant guy (Fitzpatrick Referrals). She is now having hydrotherapy as they think the muscles aren't developed enough. Anyway, hopefully your vet can reassure you and that it's just puppyness! Good luck.

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