Prancing- Neurological disorder?
Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:49 AM
Here is a video of her and you can see her step high with her front feet- prancing. Does anyone know what this would be, or if it will get worse with age?
Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:01 PM
Besides, I have to go make some wine now.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:57 PM
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:10 PM
Does she walk like this on rough surfaces like carpet, concrete, grass or dirt?
Just a thought. And hoping that she does get adopted and that this is not a serious or progressive issue.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:19 PM
We had a dog come into our shelter that actually did this with both the front AND hind limbs --- and they were completely independent of each other, so she was an odd little duck when she moved. Add her puppy energy to the mix and on a slippery floor she was just a disaster.
The vet told us she wasn't in any pain. We didn't have her seen by a specialist and left that up to her adopters. She did get adopted and then returned due to house training issues (they were gone way too many hours in a day) -- Then adopted again by a very special family.
Oddly enough, several months after her adoption we had a dog come to one of our play parties with the same neurological condition. The gait was exactly the same -- front & back. That dog was a few years old and having no problem.
I surely wouldn't acquire a dog like this for a future in performance or as a working dog -- but as a loving family pet? No problem.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:24 PM
Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:54 PM
I also "think" I noticed that she walks on her stopper pads (low pasterns???). This is something that happens in some german shepherds that are crated too much and nutrition is lacking. Check out low pasterns in german shepherds and you can see some video and pictures. It may be totally different and I may not really be seeing what I think I am seeing. It was a little hard to tell. If I remember correctly with exercise and proper nutrition some of the GSDs improved.
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