Patellar luxation is one of the most common orthopedic problems in dogs. The patella, or kneecap, normally rides in a groove (trochlear groove) within the femur (thigh bone) of the knee. But in some dogs the patella can slip out of this groove, usually when the knee is flexed, causing varying degrees of lameness. In…Read More
Joints & Mobility
Canine hip dysplasia is a disease of the hip that commonly causes limping in dogs. In animals with hip dysplasia, the ball and socket joint is abnormally structured and can’t meet as they should. This means that when the dog moves, the hip socket grinds and rubs rather than sliding. Hip dysplasia is also associated…Read More
Arthritis is a general term for abnormal changes in the joint. These changes occur when cartilage is worn away faster than it can be replaced. Cartilage acts as a cushion to protect the bones. When it wears away, joints become swollen and painful. Although arthritis is not curable, early treatment is key — without it,…Read More
Aches and pains can slow down your pet.