Dog is Limping (cont.)
Always proceed with caution when examining a dog suspected of being in pain. Extreme pain will cause a dog to revert to his most primitive instincts, which include biting any creature that approaches, even his beloved owners! With that in mind, a thorough yet cautious exam will usually reveal the reason for the limp. If at any time during the exam your dog indicates discomfort or pain, stop immediately.
Text © 2007 by Robert D. "Jake" Tedaldi, D.V.M.