Should I be worried about bowed or shakey legs?

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Sometimes I look at Franny and notice her little legs look bowed and when she looks up at me I see her legs look like they are shivering….
So I panic and Google and read tons of things that say she’s growing faster than her bones are. Too much protein, too little Vit D? Wonder if the trial of raw food I bought is not good for her at this stage? (I planned on just adding a few spoons to her dry food)
Then, I get overwhelmed and tell myself it’s all in my head and she’s a normal growing puppy.
What do you think? I know it’s hard for you to say, but does this sound familiar with your own experiences?
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Have you done a wellness visit with a vet since bringing her home?
 
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Have you done a wellness visit with a vet since bringing her home?
Not yet, she saw a vet in the next town over last Friday, which was the day before she came home with us. They gave her a clean bill of health. I’ve been looking for recommendations all this week for a vet that might be very familiar with English bulldogs near me. Not that I don’t like the vet we use for my other dog, but I guess I was just trying see who would be the best for her breed. I did wind up calling and getting an appointment for next week. 👍🏼
 

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Not yet, she saw a vet in the next town over last Friday, which was the day before she came home with us. They gave her a clean bill of health. I’ve been looking for recommendations all this week for a vet that might be very familiar with English bulldogs near me. Not that I don’t like the vet we use for my other dog, but I guess I was just trying see who would be the best for her breed. I did wind up calling and getting an appointment for next week. 👍🏼
Where are you located?

It's a good idea to have her seen by your own vet and most contracts usually require that within a certain amount of days of getting the puppy.

It's really hard to tell anything by the photos cause the first couple, her legs look fine but the other 2, they are pretty far wide out but it could just be how she is positioned.
 
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Where are you located?

It's a good idea to have her seen by your own vet and most contracts usually require that within a certain amount of days of getting the puppy.

It's really hard to tell anything by the photos cause the first couple, her legs look fine but the other 2, they are pretty far wide out but it could just be how she is positioned.
I’m in Hopewell Junction NY.
And yes, the last two pictures are examples of what makes me question her legs, but then sometimes she looks perfectly fine and I think OK it’s just the way she is standing, she has a wide bully chest and I’m just a nervous mom 😂😂😂. I think we have 30 days to see a vet but I’ll look over the paperwork again. Tomorrow will be 1 week of having her.
 

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Raw will not make her grow any faster than a kibble. It’s just healthier. My German Shepherd Sadie leg shakes too during the day or just by standing on it. Last a few seconds. Same leg she broke her toe months ago. Trust me shake or not, she runs like a torpedo, stops abrupt too. Nyala my brindle bully n lately can shake. All on raw n zero to do with their food. More on their activities. Nyala started to run in the field after Sadie’s chuck-it ball. Saw my vet a few months back to have Sadie’s leg checked. All good, simply said she’s over active. Your pup probably plays, trips, rollypolly more. Puppy stage.

If I see one of the pups limp, I do batches of the attachment below n give it to them for a couple days. All goes back to normal.
 

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Well I know exactly what you’re talking about seeing things that may or may not be there lol.

See what your vet says when you take her in. @benny are there any bulldog recommended vets on the BCA page near this New York location?
 

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Well I know exactly what you’re talking about seeing things that may or may not be there lol.

See what your vet says when you take her in. @benny are there any bulldog recommended vets on the BCA page near this New York location?
No, the ones on the BCA list are up in Saratoga county, and then down state. :(

I will ask a few people from further north and see if I can find someone
 

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Welcome to EBN!!! I agree... hard to tell from the pictures, but it could all be normal. I would continue with the raw feeding, it is the best you can give if you can afford and willing to do it.
 

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To clarify, I’ve never said not to feed raw to a puppy. The protein % is not excessively high like some of the kibble brands. I have, however, said if feeding a puppy raw, make sure what you feed is appropriately balanced and that a puppy needs a balanced meal for each and every meal versus adult dogs where the meal can be balanced over time. I personally have not fed any of my dogs raw food until they were over 1 year old to avoid any potential issues.
 

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I’m in Hopewell Junction NY.
And yes, the last two pictures are examples of what makes me question her legs, but then sometimes she looks perfectly fine and I think OK it’s just the way she is standing, she has a wide bully chest and I’m just a nervous mom 😂😂😂. I think we have 30 days to see a vet but I’ll look over the paperwork again. Tomorrow will be 1 week of having her.
Like you just said, it’s only one week you had her. She’s all new to you n you to her. She’s just got off of mom’s milk which she will still have a good solid immune system for months to come. To keep it that way, leave her on raw. Simply keep doing what you’re doing. She’s just being a puppy. You got this, just enjoy 😁
 

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@Kfam dud you have your vet appointment yet?
 

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