Pet Lameness

If your pet is unwilling or unable to put weight on a limb, a bone fracture or a bone popping out of joint (luxation) could be the cause. If your pet comes up lame, keep him from walking, immobilize the limb, and seek veterinary care as soon as possible. A luxation, such as one on the hip, needs to be reduced immediately by your veterinarian for the best outcome.

On evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays, call Animal Emergency at 727-786-5755.