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Where Is The Achilles Tendon On My Dog?

Where Is The Achilles Tendon On My Dog?

The Achilles Tendon is found on your dog’s back leg. It is the largest complex tendon in a dog, and comprises five different muscles converging. Its function is to extend the hock and flex the digits. See the red area in the photo below.

Your dog can get a variety of Achilles Tendon injuries. Achilles Tendon injuries occur in your dog’s back legs and can make your dog limp, unable to weight-bear or completely change the angle of your dog’s back leg, often called a ‘dropped’ hock. A dropped hock is a complete Achilles Tendon rupture, causing your dog to walk flat-footed. When this happens, you must give your dog as much support as possible.

Read more about Achilles Tendon Causes, Prevention and How to Help https://zoomadog.co.uk/collections/dog-achilles-tendon-injury 

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What is an Achilles Tendon Injury?

Achilles Tendon injuries occur in your dog’s back legs and can make your dog limp, unable to weight-bear or completely change the angle of your dog’s back leg

Read About Achilles Injuries

Best Achilles Tendon Braces for your Dog

It is a good idea to support the Achilles Tendon to help reduce further damage to the tendon and give your dog confidence to get around the house or go on walks

Achilles Tendon Braces
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