Dog pelvis seems tilted
(Red Deer, Alberta, Canada)
Today I noticed that our dog's pelvis seems tilted from left to right - when standing evenly on all four legs one hip bone is higher than the other. She is in no pain, does not limp, climbs stairs and plays with other dogs with no noticeable ill effects.
She is a very active dog and is walked in an off-leash dog park for one hour every day where she is active with other dogs.
My concern is that she has a misaligned spinal column affecting her pelvis. If this is probable it may possibly have been caused by rough play with other 70 lb. plus dogs on icy paths. We have never heard her cry out in play so we can't look to a specific incident causing an injury.
Tess is a two year old female standard poodle of approximately 70 lbs. She has visited a local vet several times since she was a puppy for vaccinations and check ups. She has never had an illness or injury. She is not spayed and has not been bred or produced a litter.
I think it very unlikely that she has always been this way as I would have noticed and surely the vet would have noticed.
Should I consider chiropractic treatment? Do you have any other thoughts about this?
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