Useful information about dog injury topics like torn dog ACL, dog CCL injury, agility dog injuries, and more!
A torn dog ACL or anterior cruciate ligament is when a dog tears (either partially or completely) the ligament that stabilizes the knee and keeps the tibia from moving in front of the femur. Technically for dogs, this is called a CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) tear; ACL tear is what it’s called when it happens in humans, but it’s referring to a similar ligament in dogs. In this article, the term CCL and ACL will be used interchangeably.
A dog limping is a sign that something is wrong and they don’t want to put weight on their leg because it’s painful. There are a variety of possible reasons why your dog could be limping. Unfortunately, our four-legged pal can’t talk to us to tell us how it happened or where it hurts. In this article, we will dive into what causes limping, what to watch out for if your dog is limping and how to treat a limping dog at home (depending on severity). Let’s dig in!