Why Is My Dog Limping And What Should I Do | Petietec
Why Is My Dog Limping&
What Should I Do?
You may notice your dog has a small limp some time. You may feel that your dog is limping but not in pain.
You must not ignore this problem. Unlike humans, dogs cannot tell us their pain.
So as pet parents, we need to try to find the causes of our dog's lameness. If your dog's lameness is severe
and it doesn't get better after your help, you need to take your dog to the veterinarian promptly. This article will help educate you on the most common causes
of a gradual onset limp in
Gradual Onset vs. Sudden Limping in Dogs
There are two types of limping in dogs: sudden and gradual onset.
Sudden limping happens quickly, and is usually the result of an injury or trauma, like
a broken bone or hurt paw.
Gradual onset limping occurs slowly over time, and is usually the result of a chronic
some of the most common causes of limping in dogs
Insect bite or sting
Strains or tears
3 Common Causes of Gradual Onset Limping in Dogs
Joint disease is generally the main cause of gradual onset limping in dogs. Here are 3 common joint
diseases that cause gradual wear and tear on your dog's joints and musculoskeletal system.
Arthritis is one of the most common degenerative diseases in dogs. In fact, by the time a dog
reaches 8 years of age, they have an 80% chance of having arthritis. Arthritis is
the painful degradation of the cartilage that lines the ends of bones inside your dog's joints. It
can cause limping, difficulty getting up or climbing stairs, and general slowing down and
stiffness. Larger purebred dogs like German
Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, and Golden Retrievers have a higher risk of arthritis. Small
or mixed-breed dogs are also at risk. While there is no magic bullet for arthritis, keeping your dog
at a healthy weight and avoiding weekend
warrior syndrome are two simple things you can do to Reduced risk and accelerated disease.
dysplasia can drastically reduce your beloved pet's quality of life, causing limping,
general stiffness or slowing down, reluctance to go on walks, etc. Hip Dysplasia is a developmental
orthopedic disease that directly affects the hip joints in dogs. Normal, healthy hip joints have a
ball and socket that rotate freely. The ball part of the joint is the head of the femur while the
socket (known as the acetabulum) is found on the pelvis. There are two of these ball and socket
joints, one for each leg (same as in humans). In hip dysplasia, if both of these hip joints do not
match up in form and shape, it causes your dog to develop a limp, sometimes due to the abnormal
growth of one of the joints.
Cruciate Ligament Disease
Cruciate ligament injury is the most common orthopedic condition in dogs. Cranial
cruciate ligament disease is the sudden (acute) or progressive (gradual onset) failure of the
cranial cruciate ligament, which is similar to an ACL tear in people.
When this ligament breaks, the stifle (AKA knee) becomes painful, unstable, and prone to
arthritis – causing a limp. CCL surgery is the most common orthopedic surgery performed in dogs and
is said to make up 85% of all dog orthopedic surgeries performed every year.
How to relieve the symptoms of limping caused by joint diseases?
Joint problems are common in dogs, particularly in seniors and large
breeds. Although there is no cure for this progressive condition, initiating appropriate management
can help keep our dog active and improve their quality of life. Heat therapy is a great option. Petietec Targeted Heating Therapy Braces are helpful for
ongoing conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia and cruciate ligament disease in your dogs.
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Soothing the muscles and reduce limping
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