My puppy is going to the vet to have a x-ray on his hips. He seems to be walking very stiff and I’m worried that he might have problems.
Is it possible that he might need a operation?
Rottweilers are one of the breeds that are prone to hip dysplasia and other joint problems, however your pup is still young and it’s impossible for me to say what could be causing this stiffness and what treatment could be needed.
However, your veterinarian will be able to make a diagnosis and the x-rays should help. Even if he does have a degree of hip dysplasia, surgery isn’t necessarily going to be needed. There are a lot of variables, and several different treatments. And it could be that there is something else causing the symptoms. Only your vet will be able to tell you that.
I would recommend that you read my Hip Dysplasia In Dogs page as it has lots of information that will help you understand this condition better. You can also learn more about the symptoms and treatment on my Canine Hip Dysplasia page.
Hope this helps, I wish you the best of luck and hope your pup makes a full recovery soon.