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

Lame Talk will discuss issues and answer your questions about pain in dogs. Our very special guest is Mary Ellen Goldberg, LVT, who is an expert on animal pain and a real champion in the recognition and fight against animal pain. You won't want to miss this.

Join us on Sunday, September 20 at 2 pm EST. Sign up in the shop and use coupon nopain to receive a discount. See you then!

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!


View a Lame Talk session discussing pelvic limb lameness and a case of hip dysplasia, now available for free under the new Lame Talk Tab! Other sessions to follow.

Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Dog Owner's Guide to Hip Dysplasia

Available in the My Lame Dog online shop and on Kindle as an e-book!

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Orthopedic Problems are Common

Over 50% of adult medium to large dogs have arthritis!