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My Dog Has A Swollen Front Leg. What Should I Do?

My Dog Has A Swollen Front Leg. What Should I Do?

If your dog has a swollen front leg, you need to get this checked out by a vet for a confirmed diagnosis. It could be swollen due to a number of medical conditions in the front leg.

First You Must

Think back to when you have been walking or exercising your dog. Was there a moment where chasing for a ball or turned too quickly? These can all be important information for the vet when you take your dog in for a diagnosis.

Reasons Your Dog Might have a Swollen Front Leg

  • Arthritis in the carpal joint
  • Arthritis in the paw joint
  • An injury  - Perhaps in the paw or down the leg (depending on where the swelling is)

Read about Carpal Injuries here

Next Steps

Check thoroughly all the way down your dog's leg. Check for any signs of heat, indicating the area where your dog is suffering from an infection or inflammation. Look for any signs of a cut or perhaps a thorn in the skin or fur. Check if the swelling is coming from the paw or if it’s in the leg.

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What are Carpal Pad Injuries? Causes, Prevention and How to Help

Carpal pad injuries include carpal hyperextension when the ligament tears or ruptures, carpal arthritis, swelling, grazing causing bleeding, punctures

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Best Dog Carpal Supports & Wraps

We strongly recommend supporting your dogs carpal to reduce pain, provide support, reduce risk of re-injury and allow them to exercise

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