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Hip Dysplasia In Dogs

Dec, 17

Hip dysplasia. These two words terrify large and giant breed dog owners, but the truth is hip dysplasia can happen to any size or breed of dog. This painful condition can drastically reduce a dog’s quality of life and is difficult for owners to watch. The good news is that embracing responsible dog ownership and educating yourself about potential health conditions like...

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What is Canine Hip Dysplasia?

Oct, 26

Canine Hip Dysplasia typically develops because of an abnormally developed hip joint, but can also be caused by cartilage damage from a traumatic fracture. With cartilage damage or a hip joint that isn’t formed properly, over time the existing cartilage will lose its thickness and elasticity. This breakdown of the cartilage will eventually result in pain with any joint movement....

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Signs and Treatment of a Dog Hip Problem

Oct, 08

The investigation of a dog hip problem usually involves tests for a genetic condition called hip dysplasia (CHD), which is the abnormal functioning of the hips, and osteoarthritis. A veterinarian will do a physical examination which includes watching how your dog walks. Hip dysplasia in dogs is common in large breeds, but can be seen in smaller breeds such as...

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Big Dogs Face More Joint Problems If Neutered Early

Aug, 21

Heavier mixed-breed dogs have higher health risks if neutered or spayed early, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis. The study found mixed-breed dogs weighing more than 44 pounds as adults are at higher risk for one or more joint disorders if neutered before 1 year of age. Dogs weighing up to 43 pounds had no...

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Virtual Consults for Pets - Rehab, Conditioning, and Mobility Issues

Aug, 16

Many of you are becoming familiar with telemedicine so that you can connect with your veterinarian for a virtual appointment.  A Vital Vet Pet Video Consultation is different - it's a totally new concept in virtual consultation.  Here's how: You do not have to be a client of the Vital Vet Pet Consultants Our Pet consultants are the best of the best - some names...

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