We have a chocolate lab that we got from the Humane Society when he was 8 months old. The Humane Society rescued him from an abusive home. He was only 40 pounds with ribs protursion when we got him. He was definitely starved, and I think he was kicked in the back legs also. While watching him walk away from me one day, I noticed his hind legs wobble like he hasn't any support near the knees. Took him to the vet and after an exam he mentioned it could be a birth defect. Suggested we take him to an orthopedic dog vet and have him examined. He doesn't sit in a sitting position to long, has to lay down. Always lays on one hip or the other with the top leg extended. It is hard to explain how he looks when he walks away from you, but it is like there isn't any sturdiness to his walk. Runs fine, plays with our other dog just fine. No whinning or anything. Just a wonderful dog all around! Do you have any suggestions on whether he will have problems later in life? Our vet says he will. He to
I recommend that you bring the dog to an orthopedic surgeon. Once a diagnosis is made the appropriate treatment can be given. Maybe your pet has hip dysplasia, or a conformational disorder???