Can A Dog With Hip Dysplasia Run?

A dog with hip dysplasia can definitely run. It just depends again on how severe the disease is. Sometimes a dog will want to run but their legs are just working normally because they’re hip joints are abnormal. These dogs can exhibit a bunny-hopping gait when they go faster than a walk. If they’re trotting or if they’re running, they look like a hopping bunny. What happens is their two legs will come together and they’ll hop forward with those back legs.

Dr. Sarah Wooten

A lifelong dog lover, Dr. Wooten is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with 16 years experience in small animal general practice.

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