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Canine spondylosis and its effect on your dog

Canine spondylosis and its effect on your dog

Spondylosis deformans is a chronic, degenerative condition predominantly affecting the spine, characterized by the production of bone spurs along the sides, upper and lower aspects of the vertebrae. This non-inflammatory, degenerative condition causes the growth of...

Elbow dysplasia and its effect on your dog

Elbow dysplasia and its effect on your dog

Elbow dysplasia or ED is a general term that encompasses several anatomical problems; resulting in malformation of the elbow joint leading to early-onset osteoarthritis. The word dysplasia means abnormality of development, and different developmental elbow diseases,...

Lameness and irregular gait issues

Lameness and irregular gait issues

Muscular pain causes stresses on the bodies structures that harm how the dog functions physically and psychologically. Muscular congestions and shortenings within the fibres caused by injury, compensatory or repetitive strain issues can lead to intermittent or chronic...

Hip dysplasia and its effect on your dog

Hip dysplasia and its effect on your dog

Hip dysplasia is a developmental disease in which the hip joint fails to develop correctly, creating a tendency towards hip laxity early in life. Hip dysplasia is not congenital; affected dogs are born with normal hips but more determined by an interaction of genetic...

Greyhounds really are special!

Greyhounds really are special!

In this episode of Maggie Mumbles, I was lucky enough to talk with Julia Robertson about my passion for rescue greyhounds and lurchers. We chat about the challenges these breeds face due to track racing and the day-to-day life of these gentle and unique dogs....

Canine arthritis and its effect on your dog

Canine arthritis and its effect on your dog

Arthritis in dogs can be a painful and progressive disease involving the permanent, long-term deterioration and destruction of a joints articular cartilage resulting in chronic pain, inflammation of the surrounding tissues and decreased mobility. The principal...

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