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Could lying flat on the ground be a sign of a hip issue?
Since the day we got Giotto he has laid flat on the ground (stomach to surface, all legs/paws out). I thought it was an unusual way to lie, but figured it was a little dog thing. Today he was all stretched out on the ground and a woman walking by who noticed it asked me if he had hip problems. I said no (cause as far as I know he doesn't) and she said that this position was very common for little dogs who have hip issues and that I should get him checked out. He has done this before in front of the vet and they never said a word to me about it possibly being a sign of any health issue, but now I am concerned about it.
Do any of your dogs lie this way..totally flat on the ground? Is it something I should get checked out? Giotto appears fine otherwise. He is very active and runs and has no issues on our walks (which are 1-2 miles at a time).
I will gladly make an appt. if necessary, but I figured I would ask other Hav owners incase maybe this is a Hav thing.