2yr old rottie bitch limping

by ali
(hereford. england)

I’m starting to worry about my baby girl shilah who is now 2.

She has always jumped up a lot but I make her get down as I know it’s not good for the young bones.

But when she’s been lay in her bed a while she gets up very stiffly and limps. I have a 9yr old also and she has never done this.

Please help. Thank you xx

Hi Ali
This isn’t normal for a two year old. If she were younger it could possibly be Panosteitis, but unlikely at two years of age.

Rottweilers are of course at risk of hip dysplasia, and the symptoms of this are fairly specific… you can learn more about this here – Canine Hip Dysplasia.

Generalized stiffness could signal early hip problems, but it could also be arthritic type changes or inflammation.

I can only recommend that you get her to your veterinarian for a check up and discuss the limping and stiffness she is experiencing. Your vet will be able to make any diagnostic tests he thinks are necessary and then suggest treatment (if any is necessary).

I wish I could help more, but this sort of situation needs professional evaluation. I wish you the very best of luck and hope that she is doing much better soon.

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My name is Dr. Winnie. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University, a Masters of Science in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria Veterinary School in South Africa. I have been an animal lover and owners all my life having owned a Rottweiler named Duke, a Pekingese named Athena and now a Bull Mastiff named George, also known as big G! I'm also an amateur equestrian and love working with horses. I'm a full-time Veterinarian in South Africa specializing in internal medicine for large breed dogs. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 kids and Big G in my free time. Author and Contribturor at SeniorTailWaggers, A Love of Rottweilers, DogsCatsPets and TheDogsBone

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