Help! My Dog Is Limping

This isn’t just a catalog of limping dogs. By knowing the leg problems that dogs get you have a better chance of preventing some, identifying others and taking them all seriously.

I’ve gone back through our records, found the top 20 with pictures. The list below is sorted into ‘puppy’, ‘adult’ and ‘common’ problemsVisit this page to see which problems happen in the front or back legs and how to tell which leg is sore.

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Common Problems Of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits & Chickens

Did you know there’s a lot more disease information elsewhere? Follow the links for:

Anal Glands | Dogs
Arthritis Treatment | Dogs & Cats
Back Problems | Dogs
Bee Sting | Dogs
Calicivirus | Rabbits
Cancer Care | Dogs & Cats
Cat Fight Wounds | Cats
Cat Flu | Cats
Cataracts | Dogs
Constipation | Cats
Cruciate Ligament Tears | Dogs
Cushings Disease| Dogs
Cuts & Wounds | Dogs, Cats & Rabbits
Dermatitis, Itching & Eczema| Dogs
Diarrhoea | Dogs
DNA Breed Testing | Dogs
Ear Infections | Dogs
Eating Rat Poison | Dogs
Egg Binding | Chickens
Flea Infestations | Dogs, Cats & Rabbits
Food Allergies | Dogs & Cats
Gastrointestinal Stasis | Rabbits
Genetic Disease | Dogs & Cats
Heart Diseases & Failure | Dogs & Cats
Heat Stress & Stroke | Dogs
Hip Dysplasia | Dogs
Injuries Car & Road | Cats
Injuries | Rabbits
Itching | Dogs
Kennel Cough | Dogs
Kidney Disease & Failure | Dogs & Cats
Licking Feet | Dogs
Lost Or Missing Pets | Dogs, Cats & Rabbits
Lumps | Dogs
Myxomatosis | Rabbits
Not Eating | Cats
Not Eating | Rabbits
Overweight | Dogs
Pancreatic Inflammation | Dogs & Cats
Patellar Luxation Surgery | Dogs
Poisoning | Dogs
Separation Anxiety | Dogs
Teeth Cleaning & Dentistry Options | Dogs & Cats
Thyroid & Hyperthyroid | Cats
Urinary Obstruction | Cats
Urinating Inside | Cats
Vomiting | Dogs

What Causes Bad Breath?

merlin the chihuahuaDo you have a friend with ‘cat breath’ or ‘dog breath’? We joke about it, sometimes tell them off for it, perhaps even suspect them of eating something foul.

The truth is that bad breath doesn’t come from the stomach and it isn’t just from the food. Instead it’s often the only sign of a painful dental problem. Read more

Myth 8: My dog knows when to stop

In our daily work the problems we see cry out to be publicised so we can warn others. The joy of writing these blogs is that these articles sometimes seem to write themselves based on what we are seeing and doing. There is no better example than this week’s. It might almost seem amusing to read these stories, but the results can be severe and lifelong. Read more

How To Know If A Cat Is In Pain

Update in 2017: this was one of my first blogs, and still one of the more relevant. For the first one, I started with possibly the most important myth of all.

My dog will cry if he is in pain or,

My cat will tell me if she has painful joints; and so on….

That is, a pet owner can tell when a pet is in pain. Read more