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New Grey Falls On Hip To Lie Down, Doesn't Crouch Down On All 4s


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When our new boy lies down, he kind of just falls onto his bony hip, and it looks like it would be painful and bad for his joints. He never lies down on his belly on all fours to rest, with his weight evenly placed; he either stands or falls on that hip. I'm wondering if there's anything wrong with it. Do greys have hip problems, or do they all just rest differently? He's about 70lbs, not a huge hound but not small either.

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So yours is related to my two? (Which would be a feat since my two aren't related to each other!) I call it "Bag of Bones Falling Down". How can an animal that is so graceful in motion be so totally spastic doing something as simple as lying down?

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My big Al has done that all his life. He's 90+ pounds and makes a LOUD KERPLUNK on our hardwood floors. (He prefers the floor to any of the bazillion dog beds or couches he could choose!)

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Pinky does that too...I think it's because she's awkward :lol She will sphynx sometimes too but usually she just throws her butt down :blink:

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Batman did it from the first day he came home. In my house in Georgia, if he was upstairs and I was down, it sounded like a sonic boom :lol :lol :lol .

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thank goodness these replies are so funny. I remember three years ago when we got our first girl and I obsessed over all of this. We've had him exactly one week and have been to the vet twice already. What a worrywort.

 

Bag of Bones Falling Down :laughitup

sonic boom :lol :lol :lol
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Leo did that at first when he came home. He would kinda half squat and then flop over on his side :blink: it was funnier than hell to watch. He has learned to be a little bit more graceful, I think the hardwood floors were starting to hurt :rolleyes:

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My big Al has done that all his life. He's 90+ pounds and makes a LOUD KERPLUNK on our hardwood floors. (He prefers the floor to any of the bazillion dog beds or couches he could choose!)

 

I've always called it his "cow tipping" maneuver :)

 

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Marble throws herself down sometimes...even on concrete. It actually hurts when she lands on me in bed. She's 11 and it hasn't seemed to have bothered her yet, so you are probably fine...try to notice if he favors a hip while moving. I'd be more concerned if he actually moved lame.

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Another one here, Romi can shake the house when he goes down - he weighs 92 pounds! But he's lost weight, he was 95 pounds a few months ago :lol

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Happens here too! DH calls it Rosie's Body Slam. The first time I heard it from the floor below her, I thought she'd knocked over a major piece of furniture!

 

As long as there is not obvious pain involved, I wouldn't worry.

 

 

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When Frank flops down on his upstairs bed, he rattles all the pots and pans on my hanging pot rack downstairs! And, it does sound like he's knocked over something big.

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Yup, happens here too. Atlas will do it on the hardwood floor and it does make quite the boom when he does it. Orion does it too, but he prefers the softer carpet. It's still a loud thud though.

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Oh I am so relieved to see this post! I have had Babs one month now & this subject is(was) one of my concerns. She flings herself down on her bony hip & I cringe listening to the noise! When on the hard floor, she does it in slow motion with a little leg shaking & then flops. So glad to hear my girl is normal.

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Nina lets her upper body and head just plunk down when she is very tired - it sounds horrible!

 

Off subject, but where in Atlanta are you? We're here too!

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