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    Hi Everyone,

    I have an 8 month old EB named Marley. Marley weighs about 63lbs and is very active. Recently we have noticed that when she gets up after a nap her hip (on the left side) will make a popping noise but eventually subsides.

    This week we were out on our daily walk and I kept hearing this noise so I stopped and let her walk a head to my discovery it was Marley's hip making the popping noise again. I'm not too sure what it is as we do not let her climb up or down the stairs onher own and help her up onto the couch, into the car, etc. She does go for a half hour walk everyday and runs around in the backyard occasionally and yes I know she is probably oiver weight for a puppy her age. But I was just wondering if anyone else has any experiences like this.

    It doesn't seem to irritate her at all (it's like there is nothing wrong/she doesn't notice it like me).

    If someone could give me a little advise I would appreciate it!

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: HELP! 8 MOnth old Puppy's Hip is Making a Popping Noise

    I would get her into the vet as soon as you could!!!
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    Default Re: HELP! 8 MOnth old Puppy's Hip is Making a Popping Noise

    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Sebastian n Oliver View Post
    I would get her into the vet as soon as you could!!!
    I agree! Hope shes okay!!
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    Default Re: HELP! 8 MOnth old Puppy's Hip is Making a Popping Noise

    May be nothing but would let a vet check it out.
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    Default Re: HELP! 8 MOnth old Puppy's Hip is Making a Popping Noise

    I agree, with things like that it's better to treat it earlier than later!

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    Default Re: HELP! 8 MOnth old Puppy's Hip is Making a Popping Noise

    oh dear these bullies sure keep us on our toes?? Any update?

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    Default Re: HELP! 8 MOnth old Puppy's Hip is Making a Popping Noise

    Hi,

    So at 8 monhts and 63 lbs, that could be too heavy. The bones and structure does not fully develope until 18-24 months.
    Go get it x-rayed promptly.

    And if you check other posts here on this site there is lot of discussion about "normal" or acceptable weight.
    I have a 7 month female that weighs 40 lbs, a 5 yo female 42, 3.5 female also weighs 45.
    But I also have an 18 month old male that weighs 70.

    Popping anytime is NOT a good thing to hear.

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    Hi Everyone,

    We took Marley to the vet on Friday and we were told it's not her hip at all but her knee.

    They advised that she is just very bow legged and because of this it causes her knee to make a clicking noise. The vet told us it isn't anything to worry about as she shows no signs of pain or discomfort. Also, they said unless it goes lame then we really have nothing to worry about and that she will probably out grown it within the year as her muscles and tendons are not 100% developed yet. I asked if her weight may be playing a factor in this as well and the vet advised that Marley is not considered over weight for her age as she is just a bigger EB in general and that she is in very good shape.

    Thankfully she is well and we do not have to worry about it being anything serious!

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    Default Re: HELP! 8 MOnth old Puppy's Hip is Making a Popping Noise

    Wow! Jake is 40 lbs and 8 months old in a week! Talk about differences!!

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    I know! We have a friend who has a 2 year old bulldog and Marley towers over her. She is just a very big dog in general.
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    Default Re: HELP! 8 MOnth old Puppy's Hip is Making a Popping Noise

    She is VERY cute . I can't see her from the top, but from the side she doesn't look like she is overweight.

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