hey i have a 6 month old male puppy.
he always plays with my neighbours 8 month old husky (always under our watch) and today afternoon out of no where he starts limping and its getting worse. he limps on his front and back paws although he didn’t get hurt as he is always with me.
my question is can the develop knee and hip dysplasia at this age ? and do you think i should take him to the vet?
it looks to me like it’s his back leg but when he jumped down the last 2 stairs he cried so it might be his front and i am very worried.
thank you for your time and this wonderful website.
Rottweiler puppies are big, and have a tendency to be clumsy… and it’s not unusual for them to knock into things, or fall/roll over et!
If your pup has been ‘playing rough’ with another dog (again, not unusual), the it’s possible that he’s sprained something or hurt himself. Generally these are minor issues that resolve within a few hours, occasionally maybe taking a day or two for symptoms to fully disappear.
However, if he is in pain or still limping after a couple of days then you need to have your vet check him out. Rotties do have a tendency to tear the ligaments in their rear legs (cruciate ligaments) quite easily, and it’s possible that your pup has hurt himself in this way. I would personally doubt that it’s hip dysplasia as symptoms don’t normally show up suddenly, or in the way you describe… but only a vet can say for sure.
If you’re still worried and he’s still limping, get your vet to check him out. That way you’ll know if anything needs to be done. Best of luck, hope he’s doing much better soon.