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!

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

Hover over the images for interesting information and facts.

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month


The Lame Talk session from Sunday, September 20 with special guest Mary Ellen Goldberg, LVT discussed pain in dogs. This important discussion is now available for everyone! Click on the Lame Talk button to watch it now!

When is the best age to spay or neuter your dog to reduce the chances of an orthopedic condition?

Does breed matter?

Read answers to these and other questions in the latest blog!


Dog Owner's Guide to Hip Dysplasia

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