what's wrong with my puppy's front legs?
I HAVE A 9 WEEK OLD AMERICAN BULLDOG I BOUGHT ONLINE AND WHEN I FIRST PURCHASED MY PUPPY I DIDN'T NOTICE ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT.
I HAVE HAD THE PUPPY FOR ABOUT ONE WEEK AND A HALF AND I HAVE NOTICED THAT MY PUPPY SHAKES WHEN HE STANDS AND WALKS WITHOUT STEPPING ON HIS PAWS ALMOST BOW LEGGED AND SEEMS LIKE HE HAS NO STRENGTH ON HIS FRONT LEGS PLEASE HELP ME.
HE WAS FINE WHEN I BOUGHT HIM.
It sounds to me as though your puppy is 'knuckling over' which can happen in fast-growing, large breed puppies.
It's often caused by a combination of dietary insufficiency, genetics and other environmental factors.
There is a great article on this problem here... Bowed Legs and Knuckling Over It has all the information you need plus lots of advice on how to handle the problem.
Your veterinarian can also advise you so I'd recommend getting your puppy examined asap. This condition can be corrected if treated early, and correctly, but if it's left untreated it could cause your pup a lot of pain and restricted mobility for the rest of his life.
Hope this helps, and that your little guy is doing much better soon.
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