Joint issues

Canine Hip And Elbow Dysplasia: Are They The Same Thing?

Canine Hip And Elbow Dysplasia: Are They The Same Thing?

Hip and elbow dysplasia are a common cause of lameness in dogs. They sound like they should be the same thing, just involving different legs. Are they, though? Definition The word dysplasia has a rather broad meaning. It is from Greek, and it stands for malformation. In the context of veterinary medicine, dysplasia means abnormal development or growth. Both hip…

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CCL Injury Conservative Management: Tucker’s Story

CCL Injury Conservative Management: Tucker’s Story

Is surgery the only option to treat your dog’s cruciate ligament tear? Are there non-surgical solutions to your dog’s knee injury? Thank you, Mandie, for sharing your conservative management experience and success the second time around. Tucker’s story Tucker is my (almost) 6-year-old American Bulldog. From our first meeting in the shelter, I should have known it would be a…

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