Question by  JamieSmith (23)

What are some common problems dogs have with their legs?


Answer by  Betty0320 (734)

Bigger dogs can have chronic joint pain and arthritis. Their knees are also susceptible to injury, especially if they jump from high places or go up and down stairs a lot.


Answer by  PrncsPrple (237)

The most common problem dogs have with their legs is hip dysplasia, an inherited genetic disorder. The most common injury is a torn cruciate ligament, which is in the knee.


Answer by  Junebug (158)

Failure of the anterior cruciate ligament in the hind legs is crippling. It does not get better on its own and requires surgery.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

A dogs legs are pretty sensitive they can have problems with their legs from arthritis to a scratch making them limp and if the dog is suffering from an external injury there are times it will work its way internal.


Answer by  lovingwife (21)

Some dogs have a degenerate disease. German shepards are best known for that. They could have had been hit when they were younger. anything could happen. You'll never know when.

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