My 5 month old German Shepherd started limping during an afternoon walk (10 minutes in to a 20 minute walk around the block) I carried him home and he has been reluctant to get up and walk since. When he has gotten up he is still limping and his style of walk looks completely un-natural.
He is of "ideal" weight for his age and has never been over exercised.
I will be taking him to the vet first thing in the morning but just wondering if anyone can offer opinions regarding the likelihood of hip dysplasia or am I over reacting? He had a slip in the house yesterday and can't help but wonder if he hurt himself because he starfished on the kitchen floor.
I purchased him from a reputable breeder and both parents are of top breed quality.
Any feedback would be much appreciated.