Sorry to hear about the limping. Hopefully Domino has done something silly to hurt himself.
No Ibuprofen/Tylenol or any other human medicines for dogs; they are very dangerous.
There are NSAIDs specifically for canines. Talk to your vet and keep a ready stock at home. Don't know the trade names used in USA.
Hip dysplasia can be seen in puppies as young as 2-3 months.
Mine was diagnosed at risk for HD when we had an X-ray taken at 4 months; but vet's advice is wait until she is a year old to confirm with another X-ray.
After this injury heals, keep the dog active but do not let him go on his hind legs often; discourage stairs unless absolutely necessary.
If your dog has HD, then it is genetic; but diet, proper exercise and care can help in strengthening the cartilage/muscles around the hip joint.
Try supplements that contain glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, taurine and levocarnitine; they all help in building strong cartilage and muscle.
Talk to your vet for recommended dosage and frequency.
If possible, feed your dog natural sources of these amino acids (raw meat and bones diet)
Add 1 tsp flaxseed oil per day to diet as a supplement; it is a natural remedy to help cope with joint pain (humans and canines alike)
At that age it can also be Panostetsis or Pano for short which is basically growing pains which can be diagnosed by the vet as well.
Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.
lol. I'm learning so much from Domino.
This forum truly is the best. Little Max just started limping when we got home from a weekend we spent at my parents house. He doesn't seem to be in any pain but did have a very busy weekend and seemed to have had a bit of a growths spurt. Everyone's feedback regarding Domino has helped me too. Hoping it's nothing bad. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts. It is so nice knowing you're not alone as im a worry wort for my lil one like we all are.
Hello all. Domino and I have returned from the and he was diagnosed with Patalla Luxation . The groove where the knee cap sits may not be as deep as it should. He was placed on an anti-inflammatory. My little man should be fine. For your concerns.
Glad he's going to be ok!
Abbott was having leg issues and limping and the vet said possibly it was a partial ligament tear but I put both ours on a supplement for hips and joints and he hasn't had a problem since and its been about a month. We use Naturvet but alot of people on here use NuVet.