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If one of the cruciate ligaments is damaged the knee joint becomes wobbly and this is usually very painful. The most common way for a dog to damage a cruciate ligament is by jumping, skidding, twisting or turning awkwardly.
Limping and stiffness can be caused by many different conditions, like minor injuries and arthritis. Read more about the treatment available and how you can help keep your dog comfortable.
Loss of balance can be caused by many different problems. Balance and coordination are controlled by the inner ear and brain, problems with either of these areas could cause balance issues.
A luxating patella occurs when a dog's kneecap slides out of the groove in the thighbone. A healthy kneecap should never slip out of the groove, and if it does, we call it a luxating patella (dislocating kneecap).