Dog Limping and Cause & Treatment

There are cases of dogs that have stopped being able to walk suddenly, while there are others to which it happens gradually. The beginning stages of a dog limping are that the dog usually wakes up feeling stiff in the joints. However throughout the day, the dog recovers its agility and this is actually what makes it difficult for the owner to see when his or her dog is having difficulty walking. If you notice that your dog is sort of limping in the morning it’s best if you take him to the veterinarian and make sure to give all the information you can about when your dog started limping etc. If your dog seems to be jumping slightly when he walks it’s possible that one of his superior articulations are damaged. If your dog does not put any weight on his leg it’s probably fractured. And, if you notice that your dog is puts his foot down very slowly and carefully, it’s possible he has a wound. Sometimes the motives for limping are very obvious such as when a dog has fallen which can cause his bone to fracture etc. There are certain breeds actually that have

more sensitive bones and are more likely to suffer from fractured bones than others like greyhounds, Chihuahuas, and Maltese’s. If you think your dog has a hurt leg and you want to examine him, ask someone else to help you. If you think that your dog might have a broken bone, put a muzzle on the dog first to avoid him from accidentally biting you. Start by examining the dogs paw very carefully and with detail, sometimes something as small as a broken nail can cause a dog to limp. Check to see if the dogs paw has any cuts and gently feel the dog to see if there are any areas of his paw or leg that feel hotter, swollen, and areas where the dog seems to be in pain. Make sure to examine every single detail in the dog’s paw and leg. If you think your dog might be very hurt, the best thing is to call the veterinarian and take him for a check up.

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