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Carole Cocagne, Veterinarian
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Experience:  Veterinarian at Swartz Creek Veterinary Hospital
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My little pit puppy front legs are bending bad I woke up one

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My little pit bull puppy front legs are bending bad I woke up one day and she was like that and I don't know what to do can u give me any information what's going on ita like she's Bow legit but she's not she was fine one day and I woke up the next day to feed her and she was like that I am really worried about her because I love her so much she is only 3 months old I really need some help please and she is not eating at all she normally eat a lot but she is always happy please help me what I need to do?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: She doesn't have any wound at all she is just walking funny like joints is messed up bending real bad
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the bull?
Customer: No just that problem
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Carole Cocagne replied 8 months ago.

Hi I'm Dr. Carole and I'm a small animal veterinarian. This can be common in puppies and believe it or not isn't usually something to worry about. It can happen because of sudden growth spurts and a difference in the growth of the bones and tendons/ligaments in the legs. It is called Carpal Laxity Syndrome. Here is an article on it.

Generally it will get better on its own but it is still suggested to have x rays taken of the legs to rule out any other growth or congenital abnormalities. Just make sure the puppy is getting good exercise on a surface that provides good traction. Also make sure the puppy is eating a good quality food to avoid any nutritional problems. If you have any other questions let me know. If you are satisfied with my response then please provide a rating by clicking on one of the stars. It is the only way I get credit for my response. Thanks