Uh oh. Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by magicpigeon, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    [​IMG] I bet you were thinking this was something bad [​IMG] Does anyone else's dog do this? She doesn't sit normaly, she'll lie down on the ground on her back or stomach like this. The VTF says she thinks she's a human... [​IMG]
  2. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

    Jan 17, 2009
    North Eastern PA
    mine does this all the time. He also drags himself around like he's paralysed not using his back legs. I think it's some kind of stretching?
  3. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Songster

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    My vet once told me that dogs do that if their hips are either really good or really bad. Just for grins and giggles someday when she is mature, you may wish to have her hips x-raayed, just to feel better.

    My Aussie, Striker, did it all the time. His hips OFA'd as good. I also had a kitten who argued with a truck, lost, and broke her pelvis. Once it healed, she slept like that. Really weird to see a cat do that.

    I personally think it's cute.

    Your pup is adorable, too.
  4. dainerra

    dainerra Crowing

    Jun 4, 2011
    does he sleep like this?


    it's normal. I wouldn't worry about it. I've seen dogs and cats both do it. Mine does it when it's really hot. He'll go lay like that on the tile floor or in the basement to cool off.
  5. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    Sometimes it's normal, sometimes it's not as another poster said.

    It's basically like when my SO is lying on the couch. Is he dead? Leg broken? Or is he just waiting for the playoffs to start?

    If later the pup starts having trouble getting up and down, is sore after play days, it may have a hip problem. Our Samoyed started showing both hip and elbow problems at about six months.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011
  6. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

    Mar 29, 2011
    Awww! That puppy is so cute! What breed is she?
  7. melodie_a

    melodie_a Songster

    Aug 28, 2010
    Sanford, NC
    We call it downward frog at our house because our dog looks like he has frog legs when he does it. [​IMG]
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Only normal if owned by a strange ozzy. [​IMG]
  9. llrumsey

    llrumsey Chirping

    Apr 12, 2011
    I've had all breeds of dogs from chihuahua to lab and mixed, even the baby puppies would do it, either lay like that or pull them self along the ground, the preg. females would do it as if scratching their bellies, then get up smile and shake.[​IMG]
  10. chickenlips1954

    chickenlips1954 Songster

    Jul 16, 2008
    All of our pitbulls have done this. We were told that any dog with "terrier" in it will do this. It's normal, so don't worry.

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