Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs - What is it?

Hip DysplasiaHip 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

Knee Injuries in Dogs

Common knee injuries in dogs

Wounded dog, a broken leg, dog eyes, isolated on white

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

Luxating Patella in small breed dogs

Luxating Patella - Get the facts.

Luxating Patella in small breeds like the Yorkie

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