hey all i have posted on this site before. we got our little ruby stanley in september and fell in love with him immediately, although he has not been without his health problems. He had a consistent nasal problem which cleared up eventually after a course of antibiotics. the vet said he periodically may happen as he is growing up. He is currently back on a ten day course.
My main concern is his back legs. when he gets excited or when we bring him for a walk, his back legs go completely stiff and he finds it difficult to walk and as a result we have not been walking him and we try to keep him at home with littel excitement apart from play times with us. when he is at home with just me he can fly around the place ,either one of his back legs may hop up but this doesnt seem to bother him at all.
we have brought him to the vet and the vet has seem him in a play environment. He is a bit confused, he says he has never seen SM present like this. He doesnt seem to think its EFS. he thought the hopping of the back leg was similar to stringholt in horses and is just a result of inbreeding. he says he is reluctant to do anything to invasive at the moment as Stanley appears to be so happy and is thriving and is still very young and growing up.
Stanley does not appear to be bothered at all by his leg situation and is a very happy dog. if his legs go stiff we pick him up and when we put him back down he appears to be fine.
I think i am just more concerned about it and want an answer, but i suppose i am wondering has anyone any opinions or experienced this. I keep saying to myself that i wont worry until STanley appears distressed or in pain but each time i see his legs stiffen ... i begin to worry again.
your thoughts are much appreciated....