A. There are a number of reasons (muscle weakness or infection, bone or joint problems etc) why a puppy could be knuckling on hind limbs, the time and speed of onset, full orthopedic exam and other clinical signs (fever etc) would all be important in formulating a management plan. If you have not been given a diagnosis or treatment plan I would call your vets office to discuss what is underlying this and how quickly you should see a change. Referral to an orthopedic specialist and also a physiotherapist may provide some more definitive answers for you
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