My puppy sometimes drops his rear end. Sometimes when he is running, sometimes when he is just walking but mostly when he first wakes up. It’s almost as if he loses control but just for a second. It is usually just enough for his rear end to fall and hit the ground then he gets up and starts walking again with no problem.
Is this a normal coordination thing? Or is this a more possibly serious thing. I had a wonderful dog from a very reputable breeder that was such an awesome dog many years ago that has since died of old age but don’t remember anything like this.
This sounds as though it could be more than the normal puppy clumsiness, but whether it’s due to hips, growing pains, an injury etc. it’s impossible to say.
I’d really recommend that you get your pup to your vet for a full check up and discuss this worry with him/her.
At 9 weeks it’s very early to see any signs of hip problems, unless there’s a very severe problem and if that was the case I would generally expect to see other signs of trouble too. But I’m not a professional and he really needs a hands-on evaluation.
It could be nothing at all to worry about, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Wishing you the best of luck and hoping that your little guy is 100% stable soon.
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