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I just noticed today that one of lexi'es hip bones looks higher than the other. I felt them and they feel the same . Could they have always been that way and i just noticed after 2 years? She is walking running sitting..ect..fine. I know when greys get too thin you see the bones but I only see one bone more than the other. Please tell me this is normal. Maybe i should feed a lil more? I am not going to send a pic cause it would be hard to see cause one hip bone is white the other brown and lexie is still upset with me showing her rear from a previous post about a rash..lol

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She may need a chiropractic adjustment. When my hip is off it doesn't really cause me any pain or discomfort, unless I let it go for too long - THEN it starts to be uncomfortable. My kids get adjusted every 6 months or so unless a situation warrants them seeing the chiro sooner than that.

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I used to worry about this too until I asked my vet. I have one boy who's hips are rounded smooth, even when he's thin. And I have another boy who's hip points stick up on his back unless he's really chunky. My newest boy Frankie is a skinny boy and he has one hip that sticks up and one that is rounded. He's been that way since he came to stay with me almost a year ago. I asked my vet and she said it was no big deal - he just got a mixed set!

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I also agree a chiropractor visit would be advisable. My boy had the same problem that I didn't notice until he went off his food for a few days and then I saw his lopsided hips. He was definately out and then I had the guilt trip because I had no idea how long he had been like that. One trip to the chiropractor and he was fine.

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If their is a large visual difference a trip to the Chiropractor may help, and would at least alleviate your fears. However as another poster stated we are all a little off so I would not consider this a grave problem. More likely that noticing it worries you more than the condition is worrying the pup. B)

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Remember in humans, one ear is bigger, one breast is bigger, one foot is bigger. Probably nothing to worry about if Lexi is not limping. I also have a Lexi at home, 4 paws. A trip to the holistic vet for chiro might just be what Lexi needs.

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anyone know of an holistic or chiropractor in northeast ohio..just in case i need one. i prefer not to travel more than an hour. i live in cleveland

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I agree if your worried about her, then take her. Here is a website of a holistic vet doctor who is really good!!! wellnesspathvet.com/index.html She is in Northfield Ohio. I heard there is a two month wait to see her. Not sure, but you could check her out.

 

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It's usually normal, kinda like baldbuttedness.

 

If you're concerned, would be better to take her to an orthopedic specialist who can watch her move and determine if there's an issue. But there likely isn't. :)

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Echo has uneven hip pointers. It's normal for her and causes no problems or issues. I second Batmom's post above.

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She may need a chiropractic adjustment. When my hip is off it doesn't really cause me any pain or discomfort, unless I let it go for too long - THEN it starts to be uncomfortable. My kids get adjusted every 6 months or so unless a situation warrants them seeing the chiro sooner than that.

 

Ditto.

 

I don't feel pain or even discomfort if I'm out of whack, but when I ride my horse I can definitely feel more weight on one side than the other. And so does he! He responses to weight change. So if I'm not adjusted then we usually have a poor ride because he keeps wanting to go in a circle. :blink:

 

I have my girls adjusted every other month.

 

 

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Did Lexi suffer from a broken leg at any point?

 

Atlas broke his hock and as a result of the different shaped leg, his hip points don't match up anymore (one sits lower than the other).

 

In light of no pain, or discomfort, I wouldn't worry too much about it. :)

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Is it the left hip that is higher than the right hip? I've heard that it is due to running counterclockwise around a graded track and that the uneven hipbones are not a problem.

 

An informal survey to test that explanation: For others that have greyhounds with uneven hipbones -- is it the left hip that is higher?

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yes it is her left hip that is a lil higher but i never noticed it before and i notice everything. ty to the person who gave me the holistic vet ..just in case and she isnt too far from me

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If Lexi feels fine there's probably no need to treat. She'll tell you if something's wrong, don't worry! And don't waste your money on unnecessary treatments.

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Hmm, it is Frankie's left hip that is higher than the right. Then again, Frankie doesn't have any recorded races so I don't know if that's it... I guess he may have trained at a graded track...

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