Hannah the Wobbly Puppy

Hello, I have a four year old Golden Retriever rescue, Hannah. We rescued her about two years ago and she was extremely fearful and shut down; she had been abused. Any time any noise was made she would drop down and lock up. Two years later she is like a different dog. She is playful and happy. We noticed she has something going on in her hind end and she has had this issue since we have gotten her. When she was at the rescue she was checked out by a veterinarian and they said she was fine. (This was before we noticed the hind end trouble, but she still had it - she just didn't walk very much at the rescue) 

I will try to describe the hind end issue to the best of my ability - It is almost like her hind end is weak, or the connective tendons and ligaments are loose. I don't think she has good control over her hind end, however she sits, lays down, and gets back up relatively easily. When she trots her hind end is very bouncy looking. She cannot jump very well and she seems quite uncoordinated. Also, possibly unrelated, she has very loose skin. 
Up until yesterday I had never seen a dog with issues similar to Hannah's. Yesterday I was watching The Dog Whisperer and he was working with a dog who was Hannah's exact copy in physical build and mannerisms. This dog had the exact same hind end troubles. Cesar had noted the hind end, he had said possible "Parvo" and one other disease that I did not catch. I Googles Parvo and apparently it is contagious. Hannah has been around many other dogs, plus she lives with one and all of those dogs are healthy. Also, wouldn't the vet at the rescue tell us if she had a condition like that?

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chipperdogSF

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Parvo is transferred via urine and saliva.. I think?????

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jeromeb

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Reply To: xcftw

Parvo disease is a serious kind of viral disease. You must get him check for it immediately and do the needful then. It is contagious but spreads only through oral contact.

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Dazzle

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Reply To: xcftw

Hi! has your dog been vacinated? If yes, i doubt it is parvo. If not, quickly get her vacinated.  I would have guessed that she was abused as in beaten badly when she was younger hence some sort of permanent injury.

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