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My first dog Japanese Akita 4month old 16kg ,my question, Rear left legs little diffrent walk ,I wonder ?DYSPLASIA?
 

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Dysplasia can really only be diagnosed by a Vet with X-Rays. Anything else is speculative and may or may not be accurate.
 

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Also, most be people see their vet & are asking for other veiws or info before going, if the dog doesnt have it & has something else, eg what my dog has, (she has two hereditary issues)it is easily identifiable by anyone who knows what to look for. If I had known I would've been able to see it at 12 weeks before I bought her.
 

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Your vet will do a physical examination first, these are things you can also look for if you suspect hip dysplasia. :decreased activity :decreased range of motion :difficulty or reluctance rising, jumping, running or climbing stairs :lameness in the hind legs :looseness in the joints :narrow stance :swaying 'bunny hop gait' : grating in the joint movement. If they don't see evidence of these they won't send you for x.rays. My vet could tell by a physical examination what is wrong. I would like to add that only 1 out of the 3 vetenarians from the same vet picked up on it, as he specialises in this area. So going to your vet is always a good idea but not always do they give you the answers you need. The more you know the more helpful it is to the vet cos if you ask questions & give them info you are helping them with their diagnoses. From some of the posts I've read I'm apalled by the lack of competence of some of these vets, in which case telling them to go there is pointless & a big waste of money, in the mean time animals are suffering. If anything I've said on this forum has helped even 1 dog, it's worth it.
 
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