Q. Why does my shi-tzu's bones sound like they are cracking when ever I pick him up?
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. It is possible that your pup is still growing and so his joints and bones are adjusting, or he may have a joint related issue such as luxating patellas that are common in small breed dogs. If you are concerned or he appears painful when you pick him up, then scheduling a wellness check with your vet may be beneficial to check for any serious issues. If none are found, he may still benefit from a joint supplement to help keep his joints strong and healthy.