Q. My puppy is knuckling on both hind feet. Vet wants her kept in small pen only out to potty 4tid carry out and in. Took no xrays. Normal treatment?

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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