Comments on My dog is limping. What causes limping, and what can be done?

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paula   memphis, Tennessee

4/25/2014 7:04:57 PM

dog started limping 3 days ago swollen on side

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surendra   Dehra Dun, International

11/26/2013 3:15:36 AM

I have an Irish Setter Male appx 6 to 7 yrs old. I consulted the vet who suggested some medicine, he also said that it may be due to hard surface of our house. While he took tablets he was ok, but he is limping and does not want to go for long walks. Please suggest

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Dawna   Josephine, West Virginia

7/14/2013 5:27:31 PM

my dog just started limping she uses it sometimes and sometimes not any ideas

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Terry   columbus, Ohio

2/25/2013 7:38:04 PM

He may have an acl injury

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tracey - 258442   

8/6/2012 5:15:42 AM

I have a jack Russell cross Yorkshire terrior and he started limping about 7 weeks ago but he dont do it all time comes and goes anyone have any ideas at all what it could be?

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alisa   orange county, CA

2/11/2012 6:36:21 AM

my dog was 5 years old when she started limping and now she is 6 and she still is.what do i do?she is a pomeranian and she trys to bite anyone who touches it!

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Meiku   Burlington, CT

12/16/2011 3:21:30 PM

I have a young husky puppy, approximatly 1 1/2 years old, he is a house dog most of the time, and he slipped out one night. I have a neighbor with another dog, he runs there when he gets away. So I called the neighbor, because they are quite far away... he said he wasn't home, and that he would be home in around 15 minutes. (He sounded drunk.) I waited... around 25 minutes later, my neighbor wasn't home yet... but my dog was pawing at the door, I opened it and I was happy to see my dog home! But when he entered, he was limping... this has happend before... but no this badly and not for this long.... what could it be? Any suggestions on how to help? I'm sure I will call a vet... I really feel bad! He whimpers every so often... and he can't jump up on the bed... D ; Please help!

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Darleni   ddia166111@fivestarschools.org, CO

12/11/2011 4:28:10 PM

My dachsund is 9 years old and he started limping 2 days ago on his hind legs. He was fine the days before and know he seems so helpless and can't walk. His legs started crossing and then he didn't even bother to continue walking he just drags his hind legs now and i don't know what to do. He seems so depressed and does not want to eat or drink anything at times. I don't know what is wrong and i don't want him to die. He is a family member and i don't want to see him go :(

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TABI   GLENDALE, AZ

11/16/2011 3:50:24 PM

I HAVE A 9 YEAR OLD DOG,SMALL SHITZUE, HE WOKE UP THIS MORNING LIMPING AND HE HAS NOT GOTTEN ANY BETTER.WHAT SHOULD I DO?PLEASE HELP?

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hope   Carrolton va, VA

8/20/2011 7:29:26 PM

my 15 year old dog us limping it started this morning but i cant seem to discover whats wrong! he is old and little he is a dauchund and he has limped before but it was his kindney stone. Thats already out so i dont know whats wrong! im ONLY 11 YEARS OLD. im going into middle school and my dog toby means so much to me please HELP ME!!!! i love toby and i dont want to watch him slip away when im starting MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!! please for me and my family. im a 11 year old girl with a BIG FAVOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -thank you-

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Sophia   Sacramento, CA

8/18/2011 2:41:56 PM

My 4 month old puppy just started limping. She got one of her shots this morning, but I don't know if that has anything to do with it. I am pretty sure it is her front left leg, and I checked it and didn't see any thorns or cuts. WHAT DO I DO????

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Diddo   Lake Stevens, WA

7/4/2011 12:44:03 PM

I have a 1 yr dog started limping in 3 days on L back leg not sick, eating fine, every thing is ok except limping what should I do? thank you

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Jude   new york, NY

6/9/2011 4:26:49 PM

Get the leg X-rayed immediately. If there are no signs of arthritis, displaysia or joint problems severe enough to cause constant lameness, it could be a type of cancer and an ultrasound/biopsy/blood test should be performed immediately!!!


This is the problem I had with my golden, I had done everything absolutely possible to find out the cause of his limping, my vet then suggested I get an ultrasound of my dogs abdomen and limbs. Sure enough, he had disseminated histiocytic sarcoma. A rare agressive cancer, and it was too late to save him. He declined so rapidly, I had to put him down 9 days after I discovered he had the cancer. Cancer that did not even show up in his blood work. He was 10 years old, pure bred.


He showed absolutely no signs of being sick. He ran, played, ate and relieved himself regularly, breathed normally, no strange odors, discharge or behaviors. No weight loss, sores... Just limping for 11 months. I hope my experience can help at least one person. An ounce of prevention is worth a pund of cure!!

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griselda guzman   chicago, IL

5/19/2011 11:49:02 AM

My dog started limping today.. I thought his leg was just num or asleep.. but wen I got back from school.he is still limpin

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nicole   Tampa, FL

4/18/2011 3:32:05 PM

my dog has benn limping for about 1to 2 weeks now and im worried she is in pain and does not use that leg at all what should i do ?

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Luann   Bellefonte, PA

4/13/2011 7:49:10 PM

My 3 year old shit zu Kasey has started limping on his right front leg. He just got Lyme an Distemper shots in the neck yesterday as well an was fine in the morning an came home to him be gentle on hif paw/leg.

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madison   davie, FL

4/8/2011 7:31:54 PM

My dog is limping and whining she will not stop. It was not the whole day. We were watching an movie and she started whining and limping. We were in another room,and she did come from outside maybe she stepped on something or got bit by a bug.

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Vicky   Silver City, NM

4/2/2011 12:52:31 PM

I'm looking for something I can do before taking her to the vet. I'm a finacially challegened person and can't really afford that ... so I was hoping you could give me some things to do for her myself with out the expense of a vet.

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JC   Milwaukee, WI

1/11/2011 12:55:05 PM

Limping or favoring one leg are typical attributes of dogs suffering from a joint condition like arthritis. Observe your dog at different times during the day. Check to see if he has stiff limbs especially during the morning hours, which is a common symptom. You can find tons of information by doing a simple google search for "arthritis symptoms in dogs". My 7 year old female rottweiler has had arthritis for sometime now but she manages it very well with exercise as well as taking a variation of glyco flex. Larger dogs are also more likely to suffer ligament damage.(ex: ACL injury) These injuries can be very painful and should be looked at asap. TPLO surgery is what is often done to correct the problem but it can cost up to $3k. My Saddie had a torn ACL when she was 3 years old and had successful TPLO surgery. After recovery time she no longer experienced any problems.

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Cassandra   Houston, TX

12/26/2010 8:07:52 AM

My dog baily is limping and he is 7 years old and is a basset hound and he's over weight is that y he's limping he has too much weight on his legs if so watt can I do:(

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