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    Hi all,
    Gina is 5 months now and ever since we got her I noticed a slight arch in her back.
    The vet said she is not in pain and it doesn't bother her. But I'm just curious has anyone else seen this in their pugs? It's like her back legs are longer than her front. She runs well. She never limps or in pain. Can anyone put my mind at ease? [IMG][/IMG]
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    Is that her usual pose in the second picture? If so that's not normal. Their back should be straight and tail curled.
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    Her tail was down as when she eats it goes down. Her tail is not the problem. I uploaded another picture to show her standing normal while playing. See the slight arch in her back?


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    Hiya, no advice really but id be interested to know how u get on with this. Will has an arch in his back too, sometimes more prominent than others. He's recently had an xray for something unrelated and the vet noticed the arch but didn't seem concerned as long as we keep an eye on it and it doesn't get worse. He also didn't have answers as to what it is. :( it's not as prominent as it used to be though
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    I believe that's called a "roach back" and is preferred in Frenchies. Not sure in pugs, but she's adorable!
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    No, it's not normal. You wouldn't be able to show her, but that doesn't really matter. My old guy Ray's back is like that and he's having trouble with arthritis at 12 years old, but I have no idea if it's related to his "roached" back.
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    I dont have any advice.. as I'm new to the pug life... but just wanted to tell you your puppy is such a cutie!!!!

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    No advice here either but your little girl is just darling.
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    She is adorable! I would have her checked out by a vet, just to be sure it's nothing serious. That way the vet also has something to go by should the condition worsen (don't mean to scare you).

    Oops, it looks like you had already seen a vet. Since the vet does not seem to be concerned, I would just keep an eye on it. Keep an eye on her movements and strength in the back legs.
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    Supplement her with glucosamine and keep her at a good weight. I am guessing it is like scoliosis in people. She may have arthritis issues as she ages. A base xray may not be a bad idea so that you have a starting point as she ages.
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