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Canine arthritis

Hip dysplasia in dogs – the rehab process

Hip dysplasia in dogs – the rehab process

Hip dysplasia in Dogs is a disease of the hip in which the ball and socket joint is malformed. This malformation means that the ball portion and its socket don’t properly meet one another, resulting in a joint that rubs and grinds instead of sliding smoothly. This can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. It is a genetic…

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Noisy Knees

Noisy Knees

Does your dog have noisy knees?  Or do you?  Do you notice some popping, snapping, catching, clicking, crunching, grinding, grating or clunking at the knee?  It may be an issue or may not,  Here we dive into the most common causes of knee noise. In order to differentiate between physiological and pathological causes of knee noise, the presence of swelling…

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Canine Arthritis management

Canine Arthritis management

Does your dog experience difficulty getting up, tires easily or seems stiff?  Arthritis may be the cause.  The most common form is osteoarthritis, resulting in degeneration of the joints. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage protecting the bones of the joint is destroyed. The joint loses its cushion, causing friction between bones, leading to pain and decreased mobility in affected joints.…

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