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by Raylene
(Gordon's Bay Cape Town South Africa)

My Jack Russell, Rocky hurts when i pick him up and he is only 3 years old this started when he mated with my female Jack Russell both are thoroughbred.

He was given to me for free by a a very guy having a wine farm in Cape town. Rocky has always been hopping, one vet says she has never seen a dog so special. For him its easier to hop than walks as he sleeps his feet. An ideas, we love him to much as he is our everything.

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Dec 28, 2014
Jack hopping rather than walking
by: Peter

Sometimes when dogs hop rather than walk it can be a sign of hip displasia. It can be an inherited condition and results from an improperly formed hip joint. Because the joint is loose, the dog's leg bone moves around too much, causing painful wear and tear.
I would ask your vet and possibly get some xrays done to rule it out or confirm and get some medical advice. Good luck, I hope everything is ok with your little guy!

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