12-28-2010, 08:48 PM
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OK, now I'm not confused about your description, but this IS a confusing case!
Hips that pop out and in again are not all that uncommon. The issue with the elbow sounds like there is a bit of cartilage in the joint or something that is slipping around in there. Elbows generally are difficult to dislocate, usually needing real trauma to have it happen, and then they don't as easily pop back in again.
Anyway, it could be two totally separate problems that just by luck (or unluck) happened on the same dog at nearly the same time. On the other hand, its possible there is some sort of metabolic or orthopedic disorder that results in loose joints all over the dog at the same time. I'm outa my league at that point!
Definitely you are doing the right thing to get the dog checked out by your vet and maybe even a specialist... if the problem happens again. Good luck and do let us know what you find out!