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Your dog is limping – when do you seek veterinary care?

Your dog is limping – when do you seek veterinary care?

Dogs will limp for a variety of reasons, some musculoskeletal and some systemic. There are times when the cause is simple – a thorn in a toe, salty/irritated paws in the winter, or a torn/broken nail. Other times the cause is quite serious – torn ligaments, broken bones, infection, or even cancer.