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    Hi, I'm new to the forum just seeking some advice. I'm currently working out of state and went to look at some English bull dog puppy's that a breeder had for sale. I fell in love with one puppy but he kinda walks with a limp in his front right leg. I took a video to show my fiancé and two young sons back home. The breeder said it was knuckling over and the vet said to switch his diet up. I thought knuckling over was only in larger breed dogs. Here's the video I took any help would be great. Thanks! I believe the pup is 11 weeks old.

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    Awe, what a darling pup!

    I have never seen this in any young pups so my guess would be not normal.... He could be double jointed? I have seen some older rescues with similar or more severe problems like this. I do know that in those cases particularly very expensive surgeries were needed and lots of rehab. Wish I had more answers for you.

    Here is one rescue named Lucy Lu, much worse off but as you can see its similar. I'll contact her daddy and see what he thinks.
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    Ok thank you so much.

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    I got a reply from Lucy-Lu's dad:

    What a beautiful pup. He reminds me very much of our Nacho that our Director/Volunteer Angela is now his proud Mom. This is typically caused by a disrupted growth plate issue and if the pup is 11 weeks old it might be easier to address it ASAP. The surgery is ugly and expensive- essential they cut the blocking bone to allow the secondary partner bone room to grow accordingly. The hope is that the cut bone will fuse back normally.


    First choice would certainly be a consult with a realistic orthopedic surgeon to check out options. I looks like he/she might be operable. We have used University of Iowa for this class of surgery in the past. I am sure there are other teaching hospitals across the country with orthopedic practices. We can certainly ask our lead vet for his thoughts if your member finds a surgeon/clinic.
    I am nervous for the pup, I will admit. If you do not decide to get the pup .....and the breeder realizes the severe problem the pup has, they may just put the pup to sleep, so tred what you say to them very carefully. If you don't get the pup, it would be ideal for this pup to go to an English Bulldog Rescue so he can get the surgeries he needs....

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    I have no experience with this, but good LORD that baby is precious!
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    Thank you everyone. I'm on my lunch break at work and talked it over with my fiancé we have decided to get him. I tried to get the owner to come down on the price but they wouldn't budge. I will make him a vet visit this weekend and keep you informed. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonySabo View Post
    Thank you everyone. I'm on my lunch break at work and talked it over with my fiancé we have decided to get him. I tried to get the owner to come down on the price but they wouldn't budge. I will make him a vet visit this weekend and keep you informed. Thank you!
    Yeah!!! Please do, we will be looking forward to his update. Have you picked a name for him yet?


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    No not yet. I think we're going to let our 5 year old name home. I'm sure he will come up with a clever one.

    I there a good dog food I can get him on until I get him to the vet? There claiming it's from too much protein in his diet. When I went to see him he was running And playing like the doesn't have a problem in the world. I did notice that the paw would drag the ground. Also I did feel a slight bump in his wrist??? I guess that's what you would call it...his other paw had one too but the right side was slightly bigger.

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    -image-jpg He's home

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    Oh my God hes beautiful xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonySabo View Post
    -image-jpg He's home
    How sweet!!!! He's such a little squishy doll!


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