For those of you who have seen her recent videos, she's doing really well, in general.
However, her right hind leg has a 'quirk' when she's walking.
It seems to be ever so slightly bowed out and when she walks, it seems to sort of do a flip-twist thing like you'd see in a Chow with bad stifles.
Sometimes she'll raise it high up in an exaggerated fashion when walking.
I've searched the forum and found that she should not be exercising quite so much, should be on carpet and not slippery tile and not be drinking the milk she loves so much.
I was worried that her food might be the culprit but TOTW High Prairie Formula seems to have a very good calcium/phosphorus ratio.
The milk and goat's milk added to her food may be screwing that up so, as much as she loves that stuff, it's being eliminated just in case.
She has a checkup on Monday and since we already know she's had a head injury and fractured right elbow, should I ask them to x-ray her to see what's going on in there?
It only shows up at a walk.
She trots and runs just fine.
Hubby "can't see" the gait oddity but it sticks out like a blazing neon sign, to me.
[my teenage 4-H horse and pony/dog conformation classes stuck with me forever...I see everything
that's even half of a frog hair "off"]
I know I'm being a worry-wort...it's what I do.
Having vowed to move mountains to make her completely well again, this is yet another hill I need to address.
I do not think it's a conformational fault because, in spite of being the worst breeders imaginable, the bitch and the sire are four-square, firm and sound and have the most correct leg sets imaginable.
Her dad is my Odin's dad and Odin is the most correct legged dog I've ever owned and he moves and single tracks like a dream.
Her hind leg was not doing this until recently..I'm thinking I noticed it about a week and half ago.
She's growing shockingly fast, as well.
Whereas Odin grew consistently and proportionately, remaining always
square, she is growing like a colt...becoming 'all legs' instead of staying proportionate.
Granted, her mom is a much more 'elegant' and leggy dog than Odin's mom was but the wonky hind leg has me concerned, especially in light of her history of 'broken bits' issues.
It doesn't seem like Pano because it's always her right side limbs.
[she has been limping sporadically on her front leg, as well]
I plan to cut back on her free-roaming romps [daddy's doing] and will be looking for some kind of cheap carpeting to cover as much of the floor as possible.
[it's a fairly big bedroom floor...25' x 15']
I've also read the Great Dane Lady's articles on knuckling over and it's not that, I don't think.
Her front legs seem fine...so far.
I also checked the forum links to Osteochondrosis.
I'm worried it's that because it sure seems to 'fit'.
[sorry to be a chronic PITA to y'all but you know I'm gonna drive myself insane[r] getting her as close to 100% as possible]