View Full Version : NORMAL GAIT FOR A CAV??

14th July 2006, 11:49 PM
Having only had my little one a few days, I am wondering just how much of the "clumsiness" in her gait is just puppyhood, or could it be something more serious? I have a vet's clearance in regard to her knees, hips, etc., so i'm thinking she should be okay, but just don't know. She also sits funny with one or both of her legs stretching outward. She is 11 weeks tomorrow. Is it all normal puppy stuff and i'm just over-reacting?? :?

14th July 2006, 11:51 PM
Sounds like normal puppy stuff to me! It is also common to see a pup's hind legs go in their own direction during running!

Sounds like you're starting to worry like the rest of us!! Welcome to cav-ownerhood!

15th July 2006, 12:05 AM
Thanks, Moviedust; i've been reading so much about this breed and their predisposition to certain ailments/diseases, i'm thinking disaster is lurking around every corner! (time to step AWAY from the books for awhile) :) I guess I am just a nervous new mommy!

15th July 2006, 12:10 AM
QCS they are all over the place when they are pups put tjose books away :D

15th July 2006, 12:20 AM
I agree with you!! :lol: I'm putting those books away as we speak...

15th July 2006, 01:53 AM

Kos is a clumsy little man too! ALso when they are small, dont throw their toys next to the wall otherwise they will chase their toys and forget about the wall! :lol: Lol Kosmo ran head first into the wall a few times, but he seems to be getting more observant as time goes on. ;) Take care@

15th July 2006, 06:12 AM
QCS, what's your puppy's name? that photo in your avatar is SO adorable, such a cutie! :l*v:

17th July 2006, 11:32 PM
Thanks!! Her name is LilyBelle - I can't figure out how to put her name under her pic so it doesn't say "pup". Yes, she's stolen our hearts!! :D

17th July 2006, 11:35 PM
Thanks!! Her name is LilyBelle - I can't figure out how to put her name under her pic so it doesn't say "pup". Yes, she's stolen our hearts!! :D

It says "pup" over her pic because you are ranked as a "pup" on the board (it means you're new).

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Cathy T
20th July 2006, 04:19 PM
If you've had her checked out for hips and knees it's probably nothing. Shelby had a funny gait that I assumed was puppy clumsiness...turned out she had a bad knee. But since that's been ruled out...I'd say it's just puppyhood. Shelby is the one that sits funny. When she sits on the kitchen floor her back legs slide out. She'll be sitting with one leg stuck off to the side (nothing to do with her knees...they are fine now). Seems like she's just more comfortable that way. She is also lays "froggy legged" style whereas Jake never lays like that. He's always on his side.