[/QUOTE]Originally posted by lacey@Oct 18 2005, 06:43 PM
Like to hop or run around like they are racing? Ever since we got Daisy she likes to hop around like a rabbit! Also she'll just take off running around the living room like a maniac. Do any of yours do the same?
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by LadysMom@Oct 19 2005, 07:51 AM
Just a suggestion, but if Lacey truly does hop when she runs, have your vet check her knees next time you're there. A hopping gait can be the sign of luxating patellas which are all too common in Maltese and other toy breed dogs.
"Early in the course of the disease, or in mildly affected animals, a hopping or skipping action occurs. This is due to the patella luxating while the dog is moving and by giving an extra hop or skip the dog extends its stifle and is often able to replace the patella until the next luxation, when the cycle repeats."