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    archie is 5 mths since we have got him we have thought he wasnt quite right on back legs ,the last week he deffo doesnt seem right he looks bow legged and weak on bk legs the vet said we will monitor any one else had similar issues he seems a little lame on left leg

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    Sorry to hear about your baby, did the vet check him for a luxating patella?
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    no he was there over getting ear infection , so said he will monitor legs as he doesnt seem in pain he has a little discomfort in hip but nothing overly concerning but wanted to get ear under control .. its only when i seen a pup similar age to him today i realise how awkward and weak he seems on bk end .what is that what you are mentioning

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    @Paul Stott luxating patella is knee cap that does not stay in place. It moves around,causing a limp. You may also want to check him for hip dysplasia. It would not hurt to start him on a Glucosimine supplement for joints.
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    thats it though he doesnt walk really with a limp he just seems really uneasy on the hind legs and when hes stood upright the hind legs are very bowed and his back paws are nearly touching ,hes had a feel of knee caps and hips and feels knee caps are fine the left hip maybe a little sore or uncomfortable but wanted to just monitor incase he had slepy funny ot twinged it whilst out walking .it was only when seeing that puppy today i realised something aint right

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    when i mean stood upright i mean on all fours haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Stott View Post
    thats it though he doesnt walk really with a limp he just seems really uneasy on the hind legs and when hes stood upright the hind legs are very bowed and his back paws are nearly touching ,hes had a feel of knee caps and hips and feels knee caps are fine the left hip maybe a little sore or uncomfortable but wanted to just monitor incase he had slepy funny ot twinged it whilst out walking .it was only when seeing that puppy today i realised something aint right
    Hi Paul! Any chance you can add a picture or video? It could be a bone issue too, as sometimes bulldogs can grow wrong on certain foods. What food do you feed him?


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    A young pup without enough nutrition(even before you got him) could have ricketts,(sp?) From lack of iron for his bones to grow.
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    i will try to get my son to upload one ,ive been onto breeder and she kept a bitch n dog out of same litter and she has sent pic of her boy who is exactly the same ,she says its ok some are more bowed than others and at this age they are growing so fast and just keep a eye on him but hers is at same stage ,he is on wainwrights at minute as royal canine wasnt having solid stools with ,when i say bow legged i mean sometimes or most of the time when he stands his feet are only prob 4/6 inches apart..apparently my breeder said in the book bulldog bible it highlights this kind of stance

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    I have a 5 month old and noticed a change in his back legs yesterday. He is normally full of energy but yesterday when I took him out of the crate it seemed as if he had difficulty putting weight on his back legs. He was slow to get up and walked slower. He only wanted to sit and lay for the day when he is typically moving with my every step. This morning he was moving faster but still slow to get up. @PaulStott -Is your dog still active?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiningDiadem View Post
    I have a 5 month old and noticed a change in his back legs yesterday. He is normally full of energy but yesterday when I took him out of the crate it seemed as if he had difficulty putting weight on his back legs. He was slow to get up and walked slower. He only wanted to sit and lay for the day when he is typically moving with my every step. This morning he was moving faster but still slow to get up. @PaulStott -Is your dog still active?
    I would get him to the vet, if it's just a soft tissue injury they can give him something for pain. Depending on what your vets finds during exam will depend on if he will need X-rays


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    i had this problem once.. it was after i picked up my odie up from the vet from having a cherry eye surgery.. he was having trouble walking, vet said he was still not quite out of it from surgery, i took him home put him in his kennel and next morning went to him and he was practically dragging his back legs.. i was mortified.. i called vet and he said he could have bruising, i was very confused because i asked how would you have bruising from cherry eye surgery,, long story short, after 2 different vets looking at him we decided to take him to a specialist 2 hours away,, they told me that he would probably never walk again, i couldnt believe what i was hearing.. they said surgery was out of the question because it would probably paralyze him.. i took him home and called my breeder.. (best people ever) they took him back for a few weeks and put him on steroids, low dose.. got him walking again.. my boy lived 6 years after that.. we lost him due to other issues on valentines days this year,, miss him dearly, but we concluded the vet twisted his back during surgery and caused his issues.. hope your baby gets better.. oh, we have a new vet now that cares for our animals.. very happy now.. praying for your baby..

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