HEALTH AND WELLNESS
It's never too late to paws and breathe.
By Dr. Pranav Anjaria and Dr. Varun Asediya (BVSc & A H)
College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry,
Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, India
HOW come our once active dogs could suddenly become lame? Guest authors Dr. Pranav Anjaria and Dr. Varun Asediya (BVSc & A H) from the College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry of Anand Agricultural University, in Anand, Gujarat, India explain the causes of lameness in dogs, what signs dog owners should keep an eye on, and how this often painful condition in dogs can be prevented and treated.
Lameness refers to an inability to use one or more limbs properly. Most often it is associated with pain or injury.
The most common etiology of acute or sudden lameness in dogs are:
SIGNS OF LAMENESS IN DOGS
TREATMENT OF LAMENESS
In-patient treatment could involve:
For more serious causes like broken bones, slipped discs - orthopedic or neurological surgery is required.
PREVENTION OF LAMENESS
* Lameness in dogs explained