My dog (Cole) is now 8 months old, he is bow leged only at the front and has been since I've had him (from 2 months)and a week ago he started limping on his left front leg, I waited to see if this would get better, it didn't so I took him to the vets.
The vet then conculded I needed to bring him back for an x-ray because it was his shoulder causing him trouble and because of his bow legs this might be the cause
I've just heard back from the vet that he is not sure on how to fix this because what is causing the disconfort is his bow legs
Dose this sound right, do other Shih Tzu have this problem? He suggested to break his leg and set it right to see if that would fix the problem... but what about the other bow leg? I'm not sure if that sounds right
My MIL has a shih tzu with what sounds like the same problem. She is now 8 and that is a year longer than was expected. She ahs been on pain meds since she was 2, and has taken them daily since she was about 5, sorry I wish I could offer you more hope.
I would recommend finding away for Cole to not have to go up and down stairs, Muffy cant anymore, and hasnt since she was oneish, it causes her too much pain.