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He is holding up that one foot in the video.

I don't in know in puppies, to be honest. Kabota has one leg a little smaller than the other, and he sits "sloppy" and he bunny hopped all the time before we built up the muscle in his back end and forced him to use the lame leg. Now he never does it. And the sitting like that, I've seen dogs do that who don't have any hip problems at all.

I would visit another vet for a second opinion. Keep in mind, HD is not a death sentence in this day and age. There are things you can do. I work with a guy who has a GSD with severe HD. He had surgery done on her and now you can't tell her from his other GSD. They both run and jump and act like the crazy young GSDs they are.
 

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That's what the bunny hop is, is the dog holding up the one leg slightly and only using the other. Kabota was doing it because he had no strength in that leg at all.

The surgery is pricey, but it works so well. Have you looked into pet insurance? That might help. Especially since your dog is not diagnosed with HD yet. In fact, you've been told he definitely does not have it. I'd look into pet insurance before you get a diagnosis.
 

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And trust me, even if you only get emergencies covered, you're guaranteed to have one or two in the lifetime of a dog. $22 per month is nothing compared to the cost of an after hours ER vet or an emergency surgery to remove something stupid from your dog's digestive tract.
 
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