stiff legged walk

by Dolores
(Vidor,Texas)

Our 5 month old female gp seems to have trouble with her joints after she naps. Her gate is straight legged and she is heavy footed . Other than that she is so lovable and sweet.Going to have her fixed next month anything I should know beforehand? Could this be she is having growing pains?She weights 50 pounds.

Comments for stiff legged walk

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 25, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Stiff legged
by: Donna

Talk to your breeder. They will be happy to advise you.

They may advise you to take her to the vet for a thorough checkup.

One would have to see your pup to be able to better tell you what is going on. One cannot assess a pup via text.

You might want to wait another year before spaying her. It will give her body a better chance to grow properly. Just ensure she doesn't come in contact with any intact males, of course. Males can find a female in heat from miles away and will get to her anyway he can.

Sep 27, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Shocked
by: Ed A from NJ

That is great advice Donna just gave you. All puppies grow at there own rate and many grow in very aukward ways. Seeing your vet should always be your first move. Holding off on spaying whioe you wait for her joints and muscles to developed is helpful but it gives you a big responcablitie to be very careful not to let her breed, not only for the fact we don't want to,add to the over population issue but a young baby still developing herself could be further hurt by carring a litter on already stressed undeveloped joints.it also only follows mounting would not be,good for her. Your job will be a little harder but when you vet past this difacult time your girl will stand the best chance for a long healthy life. Good luck.

Sep 28, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Missed one thing
by: Etd A from NJ

Regardless of the outcome with her stiff leg issue spaying a giant bread dog at 6 months of age is a huge mistake. At 6 months old she still has platelets not even joints yet. I implore you to get on the internet, call your breeder and do more research. Spaying that early will do more harm then good. It most certainly can lead to hip and join issues, incontance,and certain kinds of cancer. You want to live up to the rrspocablity of ownership and be,sure to keep her clear of male dogs to avoid unwanted pregnacy (not only to avoid puppied but it would be very bad for a puppy of her age to carry to term as her body is not mature enough for motherhood ether). Even breeders know better then to first heat breed. Be very careful with your baby. If you want her to live a long happy life whT you do now will affect her quality of life later. Don't take my word or any one person. Research is required here.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.








Breaking News

  1. Chance

    Mar 31, 20 06:21 PM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* DOB: April 2018 Akbash Cross Chance is a wonderful boy who is great with all the dogs he has met to-date. He's a big boy at 120

    Read More

  2. Dew claws - trimming

    Mar 31, 20 08:06 AM

    How can I trim his claw? It has curled back into his toe

    Read More

  3. Walking a worker

    Mar 29, 20 03:03 PM

    Is it ok to take a working dog for walks outside their fenced perimeter or would that encourage them to stray off. Or to take them in the car with you

    Read More

  4. Eyes

    Mar 21, 20 09:10 AM

    Have a pyredoodle pup 5 mo old, why are her eyes red?

    Read More

  5. Maggie - Courtesy Posting

    Mar 18, 20 04:11 PM

    Maggie is a gorgeous pure white 18 month old white fluffy. My family and I have had to make the tough decision to rehome her as the current situation

    Read More

  6. Socializing Pyr mix

    Mar 18, 20 12:30 PM

    This girl is lovely and we love her, we recently rehomed her, but she is very serious and does not even look at us when we call her name! We don't think

    Read More

  7. Kado - Courtesy Posting

    Mar 16, 20 04:20 PM

    Big sweet Kado is 2.5 years old. He was rescued by his family when they saw him tied up on a short chain. As always, he will only go to a home with a securely

    Read More

  8. Sleeps a lot / Blood shot eyes

    Mar 14, 20 08:39 AM

    Why do her eyes sleep alot and are red and it bloodshot.? Is this normal?

    Read More