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How can I tell if my dog is lame? What are causes of lameness?  

Why is my dog limping? 

This site was developed as a resource to provide owners with information regarding dogs with lameness. It is our intent that pain and disability be eliminated or greatly reduced in dogs with orthopedic problems.  

Awareness is key.

Knowledge is powerful.

Treatment is essential!

Hover over the images for interesting information and facts.

Learn more about causes of lameness in your dog, including:


  • Hip Dysplasia

  • Legg Calve Perthes Disease

  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease

  • Luxating Patella

  • Sporting Injuries

    • Medial Shoulder Instability​

    • Biceps Tenosynovitis

    • Supraspinatus Tendinopathy

    • Infraspinatus Muscle Contracture

  • Osteochondrititis Dissecans​

  • Fragmented Medial Coronoid Process

  • Ununited Anconeal Process

  • Osteosarcoma

  • Fractures

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  • Elbow Dysplasia

  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease - What is it?

  • Patella Luxation - What is it?

  • Hip Dysplasia - What is it? 

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Want to learn more about:
Causes of Hip Dysplasia
Treatments for Hip Dysplasia

Physical Rehabilitation for Dogs

Sports Medicine Injuries and Treatments for Dogs
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  • Coming Soon! Dog Owner's Guide to Arthritis

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