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I have a 6-year-old siberian husky and up until now he has been fine when I take...

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Question: 
I have a 6-year-old siberian husky and up until now he has been fine when I take him out for walks. Today he began limping and began withdrawing his left hind leg as if it hurt yet when I checked it it seemed fine. We continued walking and the same thing happened twice more. Is this a serious problem and can it develop into even more severe ones?
Answer: 

Hip dysplasia is common with Siberians so it is possible that your dog is starting to show signs of dysplasia. Your veterinarian can check to see if there is a decrease in muscle mass on your dog's leg. It is also possible that your dog was bit by bug or stepped on something that made walking uncomfortable. You may wish to consult with your veterinarian.