If your dog starts limping, or holding up the rear leg, if the knee feels swollen or hot, don’t ignore it and assume it will go away with rest. It could be a Cruciate Ligament tear and will only get worse if action is not taken soon.
The Cruciate Ligament is similar to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in humans, and it’s the main ligament that connects the Femur (upper bone) to the Tibia (lower bone). It’s also the ligament that ensures easy knee bending. This infographic briefly explains the problem and the optional courses of action.
How a Vet Treats Cruciate Ligament Tears in Dogs:
Infographic by – The Pet Hospitals