Hi All Been a while since I was last here! We bought our puppy early last year and he is now the most beautiful (biased I know) dog I could have wished for, both in looks and temperament. However, he does have a couple of health issues (now there's a surprise!). We took him in to be castrated in November and I mentioned to the vet that I had noticed his gait ever so slightly out, you really had to look hard to see anything but there was something there for sure. Whilst he was under general anaesthetic I asked for his hips to be x-rayed and low and behold.............Hip dysplasia, fortunately he only has it in his left back hip and we are into our 3rd week of hydrotherapy. This week though he has been a little lame and has a strange 'banana' shaped gait when he walks, kicking out his back left leg in an ark rather than the usual 'up and over' leg movement the dogs have. Does anyone here have any experience of HD and if so any advice you could give would be gratefully received. p.s he also has a heart murmour!!