I'll start off with a background story, so you know what is happening. About 4 months ago we got 2 Border Collie/Lab mix puppies. We got them from a lady who would take and re-home puppies for people. The mom was purebred BC, the dad was a BC/Lab mix. I'd kept Hip Dysplasia in mind when looking at some purebred BC pups, but I didn't think about it with mixes. Kiera is now about 5 and 1/2 months old and has started limping. I first noticed it when she would sometimes limp after getting up from a nap, though I had thought her leg was asleep (). Then I noticed that her Femur (I think that's the right bone) on the left hind leg was more prominent than her right one and that she walked with the slightest limp. Know she's stiff for the first few steps of getting up ALL the time and has started sitting on her side, bad leg tucked under her body. I can touch and massage her leg no problem, no pain, but she still favors it. Kiera was the runt of litter and until the last vet appointment, she weighed several pounds more than her sister, who is noticeably bigger than her. (Iona weighed 0.2 lbs more at the last check up) Kiera has the Lab "look". Baggy skin, puppy eyes, stout legs, etc. We want to treat her at home, and I was hoping for some ideas! And yes, we plan to take her to the vet for confirmation. I found this article, which seemed like a good idea; http://www.petmd.com/blogs/purelypu...puppy_has_hip_dysplasia_now_what#.UNCOTeQ0WSo Here's a picture of her sitting. She was howling because she wasn't able to go on a walk, but I didn't want to stress her leg. Notice her sitting on her side? The bad leg is tucked under her.