Leg Biting is a sign of the disease
One of the signs of LCPD is the dog “biting” at his affected hip. Here you can see Howie had been biting at his right hind hip right where it creases to his torso. It might be a little hard to see in this picture but his hair is very short there. Originally I thought it was a nervous habit that he was biting himself when he was home alone so we put a cone on him for a while. It wasn’t until later that I realize that this was actually a sign of the disease.