Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Carolina
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Leena, when you say he is walking bow-legged, do you mean his leg looks bowed, or he is walking with his legs kind of splayed out as if he is uncomfortable? Did the vet actually examine the patellas? And you didn't say whether it was a back or front leg. An experienced vet can feel the patella and know if it is slipping. It sounds like you might need to go back to the vet and get an x-ray if he can't feel anything and the limping continues.
My Jackson had a limp for a long time that no one could figure out, and it wasn't until we had an x-ray done that we figured out he had a shoulder issue. It was not anything that could be felt, but I knew something was wrong with his shoulder. The good thing is that he now takes supplements and is doing great, but sometimes it's just hard to figure out. Hopefully it's nothing serious, but the vet needs to explore further.
Kathy and Jackson