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strange walking puppy

Postby welshdean » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:59 am

My puppy is 14 weeks old and walks quite strange. When he's running around he seems to bounce on his two front legs at the same time. When he's walking slow he's fine.
Somebody mentioned it looks similar to ataxia.
This has now got me paranoid now and I'm hoping it's not this illness.

You can see the video by typing into YouTube....

Puppy bouncing on front legs

Please let me know if this appears normal and will he grow out of it ?
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Re: strange walking puppy

Postby naomi411 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:55 am

My boy used to run strange but it was his hind legs. They kinda bowed out. They looked like they would break. He had xrays and everything was fine. So I just put up with it for the time being until he was fully grown. And when he hit around 1 year old he just stopped doing it. Was very strange was as if they kinda straightened them selves out over night.

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Re: strange walking puppy

Postby Cat24 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:34 pm

looking at some ataxia videos in various species that doesn't seem likely. That appears more as an exaggeration of normal movements (super high, stiff steps for example) as well as a lack of balance and tremors that I at least don't see in your video.

It looks to me like your pup is over-excited. I met an adult boarder-collie mix a few years ago that had a similar bounce when he got over-stimulated.
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Re: strange walking puppy

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:50 pm

Does the pup always walk like this or just when excited?
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