my 7 month old puppy is limping. vet first thought strained or sprained a tendon. it has been over 3 weeks and she isn't any better with remidyl. xray show that possibility of ELBOW INCONGRUITY. Do you have any idea what this is.
Yes I sit on the floor now instead of the couch with her.b I don't throw toys. No nothing . Feel horrible for her
My whole heart, Tyson.
Whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend, obviously never owned a Bulldog.
It's elbow dysplasia and it's very common among bulldogs and larger breeds. It usually requires surgery at some point, but try and limit Gracie's activity and keep her at a good weight. She's still growing and they have incredibly loose joints as puppies so try your best to avoid any jumping and be careful around stairs.
As Jess stated above I would also recommend getting Gracie on some Joint supplements. I have had Boris on Joint supplements along with Fish oil since he was 5 months old. The most recommended supplement on the forums is Nujoint Plus, but it has Chicken so we can't use it due to Boris's allergies with chicken (another common thing for EBDs).
Best wishes to you and Gracie!
I have a dog, who limped on one of her front legs for quite awhile, starting at about 5 months.. Had no xray done, but the vet said he couldn't feel any problem. I started giving her a glucosimine supplement, and eventually the limping became less often, and now there is no limp at all,she gets the supplement every day, as does my other EBD.
“It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough,all the components of my heart will be dog,and I will become as generous and loving as they are"
Gang has you covered... Good luck keeping her quite for awhile.. They are buggers
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We went thru this with Tilly , they operated twice , basically moved the tendons .
We then purchased stairs for the couch and bed which she used all the time , which please Me as she would jump down and I think that is where the damage was done .
thank you so much for the information.