Like any other breed, Boston terriers love to go for their “walkies”, but you may find that your dog is acting strangely when he or she is taken for a walk, and this could be causing your concern.
For example, if you take your Boston terrier for a walk and the dog seems to be avoiding walking on one of its legs then this could be a sign that there is a problem.
If you find that your dog is sometimes walking on all fours but at other times tends to walk on only three paws, and seems to sometimes avoid putting one particular paw down or putting pressure on it then this could be the early warning signs of a hip or knee problem, which is something that many dog breeds are susceptible to.
Of course, the first thing to do is take your dog to the vets to get him checked over.
The problem may not be a joint problem at all, and may be something as simple as an injury to one of the pads on his paws, which can easily be rectified. You may also find that the vet finds nothing wrong with the paw at all upon initial inspection.
However, even if the vet finds that there is nothing wrong from a quick check up, but your dog persists in keeping one paw off the ground, then it is worth getting him checked over again, as it may need further investigation in case it is the first sign of a hip or knee problem.
There is no need to worry, as often problems such as these can be treated with relative ease, such as rest and medication, although the exact treatment and recovery time can depend on the age and general health of your Boston terrier.