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.

Do you feed your dog nutritional supplements or nutraceuticals for arthritis, such as glucosamine, chondroitin, omega-3 fish oils, avocado-soybean oils, turmeric, boswellia?

Do you know what you are giving, and does the product contain what you think it does?

Has the product undergone appropriate studies?

Does the product work?


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


Want to learn more about:


Causes of Hip Dysplasia

Treatments for Hip Dysplasia

Physical Rehabilitation for Dogs

Sports Medicine Injuries and Treatments for Dogs


See the books in the Online Shop to Help!

Also available on

  • Essential Facts of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in Companion Animals 

  • Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

  • Coming Soon! Dog Owner's Guide to Arthritis

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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74% of older dogs have shoulder arthritis