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Your dog stands on its toes, its ankles in the air, and knees thrust forward. Doing this all through the day is not an easy task. Immense stress and weight is put on the dog's joints and muscles. Ankle flexibility is essential to chase cats and scratch behind its ears. The ankle also helps it to playfully wrestle with other dogs and jump on to your bed. The joint also plays an important role when it leaps to get toys. The problem starts when your dog overdoes it, resulting in putting excess pressure on its front legs and also on its back legs. The ankles, as a consequence, are put other strain. It may break if sufficiently bad conditions exist.
understand that sprains and strains are not the same. A dog suffers
sprain when the ligaments connecting the bones get harmed. The result
is joint damage. An injury can happen in hunting dogs who jump many
hurdles. An average canine can suffer a sprain while jumping down
from the sofa. It could also suffer strains when it mistakenly steps
into a hole. Dogs commonly sprain themselves in the knees and the
wrists. A severe injury in this list is the tearing of cranial
cruciate ligament (CCL). This ligament connects the knee bones.
know your dog has suffered a strain when it begins to limp. The
canine could also suddenly become lame, meaning it cannot use its
leg. If such a condition continues for more than one day, then you
should take the dog to the veterinarian.
can be either acute or sudden or chronic or ongoing. It can range
from the mild to the severe. The veterinarian will figure out a
course of treatment depending on the injury suffered by the dog. The
medical professional will write a prescription depending on what you
inform and the result of the various tests which the dog has done.
You must explain to the veterinarian as to how your dog acts
differently when you compare present-day behavior with what it used
to do in the past. In case you saw the injury happen in front of your
eyes, the veterinarian will ask what your dog was doing at the time
of injury. You will also be asked questions on what the dog is not
doing from the time it was injured. Is it not keen to walk in the
park? Or have stopped eating? The veterinarian will examine the dog's
joints and muscles. The canine will be first given a thorough visual
examination and be touched on some points to see if they were out of
place, swollen, or warm.