Posted by: Laura | 2012-01-29

Boston terrier - back problem?

My Boston Terrier is 8 years old. A while back I noticed him walking funny. His back was hunched, his head lowered and it looked like he could not take a proper step with his back legs. Also, when he sits down, his back legs look ''floppy''. A few minutes later he was fine. Over the last few weeks this has happened more frequently. When it happens, I can pick him up and stroke him, so he does not seem to be in pain, he just looks really uncomfortable.

Any thoughts?

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Hi Laura

It is difficult to say what the problem is without doing a clinical examination and diagnostics such as an X-ray. We do know that Boston terriers are predisposed to certain conditions that cause neurological problems – hemivertebra, sacrocaudal dysgenisis e.t.c. and these need to be investigated. If the problem continues I strongly advise that you take him to your local vet for a thorough clinical and diagnostics.

Kind regards

Angus Campbell

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