Hip Dysplasia in Dogs - What is it?
Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the hip socket (acetabulum) and the femoral head (thigh bone) causing a loose joint to form allowing for excessive "sloppy" movement in the joint. This excessive "sloppy" movement causes changes in the acetabulum resulting in a broadening of the socket and a flattening of the femoral head.… Read the rest
Common knee injuries in dogs
The rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in medium and large breed dogs.
This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg.… Read the rest
Luxating Patella - Get the facts.
Luxating Patella - About
Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position, usually by imbalanced forces from the muscles down the hip and leg.
Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of small breed dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats.… Read the rest