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I have an english bulldog about 3.5 years old and he started

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Hello I have an english bulldog about 3.5 years old and he started walking towards his right side instead of walking straight. He just started to do this a little while ago he's been eating and drinking normally and playing normally doesnt tilt his head
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: ears look fine no sign of infections no wounds or pebbles on his toes no sign of pain if i squeeze his paws or joints
JA: What is the bulldog's name?
Customer: Mack No sign of pain when he runs after his ball - he just moves to the right
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Mack?
Customer: no thats pretty much it... not throwing up not falling sits fine listens to commands
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  jadedangel57 replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm Jane. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will be back in touch with you as soon as possible.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
After looking more at him seems to have something wrong with is back right leg he's not putting much weight. But doesn't show any pain when I squeese up and down his leg
Expert:  jadedangel57 replied 1 month ago.

Normally when a dog starts walking in the manner you describe, it is often a problem with the vestibular system. You indicate no falling over or tilting of the head so the whole vestibular system may not be affected. I would then suspect an inner ear infection on that side or a possible growth. Unfortunately, only your vet can determine if an ear infection or growth is present and x-rays or other imaging will need to be done to rule out a growth affecting the system.

A stroke can also cause similar symptoms. I'll go ahead and give you information on vestibular disease as well as information on ear infections and strokes.

Stroke information is found here:

Inner ear infection information can be found here:

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