Search the Site...
Disclosure: If you make a purchase via a link on this site, I may receive a small commission, and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. See the Disclosure page for more information. Thank you!
Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care
Guide To Australian Shepherd Training and Care

Causes Of Limping In Front Leg

by Tim
(Ft. Wayne, IN)

I am trying to figure out what could be wrong with my Aussie's front right leg. She is 6 y/o and has been in excellent health so I am probably blowing this out of proportion. I took her out to play ball and run around for a while. She showed no sign of injury while fetching and wasn't until later that night that she started to limp. This morning she would not put any pressure on it but when I went to check it out she didn't flinch with pain. There is no sign of swelling and nothing abnormal when I compared it to her left leg. I asked an online vet and he said to give her 1 aspirin every 12 hours. After about an hour of that being in her system, she started putting some weight on it. I wanted to see if anyone on here has experienced something similar or maybe has a better idea of what it could be.

Comments for Causes Of Limping In Front Leg

Click here to add your own comments

been ther
by: Anonymous

yes, our older girl has done that several times through the years. sometimes it just last a day, and then she's fine. my husband thinks, like people, sometimes they could pull a muscle or something like that. if it last more than a few days, or gets worst, then if you want, take her to the vet, but otherwise, just wait and watch. I know its odd, but it happens.

limping pup
by: Donna

my pup is 9 months old has a limp doesn't seem to bother her but doesn't ever really go away. it's the front leg. hoping she'll out grow out of it. my vet said it probably was hereditary. when she is two she might need an operation. not a great way for a pup to live. hope it goes away..

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Australian Shepherd Q & A. icon

Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Have Dog Training Questions?

Check out these introductory dog training videos...

I want my dog to listen and come every time I call!

I want my dog to stop barking at everything.

I want my dog to walk nicely and calmly on the leash.

I want my dog to stop being aggressive.

I want some help training my new puppy.