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Our 3 mo old pup walks like this as well. I think it could be clumsiness, but I notice your pups hind legs are a bit bowed, as are our Alex’s. We’ve only had him a week and switched to taste of the wild puppy kibble. His shine and softness of his coat has improved so much. I’m hoping the better food will get him the correct amount of nutrients he needs so he grows out of the bowed legs. His front are only very slightly knuckled over. Again I hope diet corrects this. I’m going to give him vitamin c as well since I read a few vets recommended that.
Been doing a lot of research too, lol. Glad I’m not the only one. Plenty of people suggest adult food with lower protein, but I read a column from a dog nutritionist that had cited clinical studies showing that high protein does not cause knuckling or bowed legs. To a non expert person like myself, lower protein makes sense, but it simply isn’t true to the data. He said to keep on high protein, quality puppy food for all the other ingredients that a puppy needs.he suggested large breed, but from what I’ve gathered TOTW is great for large breed even though it isn’t specific for them only. The main thing that causes bowing is nutrient imbalance and access weight or over excursion/running. Alex was the biggest by a small margin but definitely the chubbiest, so I’m trying to lower is body fat a little by not overeating and giving carrots as snacks instead of treats. Hopefully that baby ball of pudge on his chest burns off a bit and the tuck of his belly becomes more pronounced with less fat on the ribs. That’s my 2 cents and my very first post. I have gotten a lot of insight from this page. Glad I signed up
It’s been a couple months, so I’m wondering if you have an update?