A dog or cat can have limp pain in one leg or more legs of a pet. Limb pain in dogs and cats can occur in one leg or several legs of a pet. A dog or cat can have limp pain in all four legs as well. Limping in pets indicates pain, weakness, or a structural problem in the involved leg. Determine which limb is injured and visit your veterinarian for further diagnosis.
How to Recognize
Pets experiencing limb pain may refuse to move or show decreased interest in activity, limp or drag limbs, avoid touch, yelp, or cry out. Limbs may appear swollen. Pets can have limb pain in one to all limbs.
Causes of Limb Pain
Possible causes of limb pain include trauma, hereditary diseases, and old age.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.