my 5mth old rottweiler puppy is limping when i take her on walks.. and she keeps having the runs.. but she is not down and poorly.. she her usual happy self.. what colud be the problem?
These two symptoms could be connected…. or be two totally separate conditions, it’s impossible for me to tell I’m afraid.
Large breed puppies like Rottweilers can suffer from ‘growing pains’ because their bones grow so quickly. This correct name for this condition is ‘Panosteitis’ which is basically an inflammation of the bone. This may be what your pup is experiencing and to find out more about this, check out my Panosteitis page.
As for the loose stools, dog diarrhea can be caused by many things, including canine allergies, illnesses, parasites and so on. Only a vet can make a definitive diagnosis and I’d recommend getting your pup an exam/evaluation and a fecal test to try to get to the bottom of this symptom.
Hope this helps, best of luck with your pup.