Common Conditions

  • Patellar Luxation (Dislocated Kneecap)

    Patellar luxation is a problem commonly seen in dogs and occasionally seen in cats. The patella (knee cap) is a “floating” bone associated with the knee or stifle joint.

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  • Intervertebral Disc Disease

    Intervertebral disc disease is a problem associated with the spine and is the most common neurologic problem in dogs. Dogs generally present to the veterinarian because of difficulty walking.

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  • Hip Dysplasia

    Symptoms seen in dogs with hip dysplasia include:

    • Wobbly gait—the back end appears wobbly
    • Bunny-hopping gait (in the rear legs) when running
    • Difficulty manipulating stairs—particularly climbing stairs.

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  • Elbow Dysplasia

    Symptoms seen in dogs with elbow dysplasia include:

    • Elbow dysplasia can cause lameness in young large-breed dogs and is commonly found in both elbows.
    • Elbow dysplasia is a generic term meaning arthritis in the elbow joint.

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