Stiffness in German Shepherd Puppy
by DEAN HOWGATE
After a walk we have noticed kenzie a six month old female is finding it hard to get up and move ..I am relly worried this is the 1st stages of arthritis ....many thanks DEAN HOWGATE
Total German Shepherd
While not impossible in any animal I would think that due to your German shepherd pups age that arthritis is highly unlikely. However, that being said, it is a bit curious.
Potentially, it could just be a clumsy, growing puppy that is not entirely used to all the changes that it's body is currently going through.
When they're growing during that first year, the growth rate is stupendous.
Imagine anything growing from a few ounces to close to 100 pounds in one year. Just how in the world do you ever get used to your body since changes happen so drastically from month to month, week to week and even day to day? I can't even imagine what they go through. It's a wonder more of them don't get pano and the like from this.
But what I would suggest you do is take your German shepherd puppy in for a checkup at your vets office. After all, if you're not sure what is happening to her and you're asking me then you must be a little concerned about it, right?
Obviously, since I'm not a vet and I can't see her in person I really can't give you any other help at this time than this. Let a vet see her, tell them your concerns and they will give her the once over to see exactly what is going on with her.
But that would definitely be my first and most highly suggested advice to you at this time. Get her to a vet as soon as you can and have her checked out. It could be a host of things and I couldn't even begin to imagine what she is going through without more info but the vet will let you know during your office visit.
So please, get her to the vet and then maybe let us know what you find out when you get back and have a few moments. Good luck!