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:

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  • 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

Orthopedic Problems are Common
Orthopedic Problems are Common

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

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Shoulder Arthritis
Shoulder Arthritis

74% of older dogs have shoulder arthritis

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Severe Elbow Arthritis
Severe Elbow Arthritis

Up to 15% of large breeds of dogs have elbow dysplasia and secondary arthritis

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Orthopedic Problems are Common
Orthopedic Problems are Common

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

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Are you a veterinary professional?

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Does the choice of treatment affect lifespan of dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture? Does surgery result in a longer life for your dog?

 

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 MyLameDog.com:

  • 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

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Dog Owner's Guide to Hip Dysplasia

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