I am at present reading up on SM on the web to gain as much info as possible before ringing my vets.
I'll start at the beginning, our youngest Rio is 8 months old. I have always noticed that when he runs sometimes he will lift his whole back end when running fast as opposed to running on all 4 legs but I have previously raised this with the vets and they have said that can be quite normal. Over the last few months I have noticed that he scratches his neck quite alot and sometimes if you move his legs when grooming his tummy he can yelp (although we are very very gentle), I have also noticed that he rubs his face onto the sofa (I hope you can get a picture, describing as best i can). Sometimes when he is out running in the garden with our other cavalier his back end seems to drrop then he will lay down....again I am told this is normal as he runs around like a loon. Last week he was limping on one of his legs so I took him into the vets who checked all his joints and said they couldn't find anything so they assumed it was a sprain (she did say whilst checking him that she couldn't dislocate his joints but that this can also be normal for small breeds). He has stopped the limping (as he had rest) but I can't get out of my head the little niggle that something just isn't right........although the vets are telling me its all normal.
What are your thoughts?