If you have a large breed dog, then you have probably heard all about hip dysplasia, since it is a common occurrence in large breeds. Hip dysplasiaâ€™s counterpart, elbow dysplasia, also occurs frequently in certain breeds. Elbow dysplasia is just as serious as hip dysplasia, so it is important that you are able to recognize the signs of the disease.
There are many forms of arthritis in dogs that can create pain. Like humans, dog arthritis is an inflammation of a joint or joints. Anywhere a dog has a joint they can have arthritis. The cartilage in the joint may be inflamed, but it can also be joint fluid causing the issues within the bones. The main types of arthritis in dogs are osteoarthritis, immune mediated, infective, and idiopathic arthritis.
As is generally the case with humans, dogs also develop certain health issues as they age. As a dog owner you should pay special attention to your dog as he ages to catch conditions as they begin to develop, early detection increases the chance of successful treatment. You may find your dog begins to slow down and become less active… Read more »
Do you know what to give a dog as a pain reliever? It is one of the most difficult things to do to watch our beloved pet suffering and not knowing what to do about it. Dogs are not equipped with our human language for us to be able to understand the cause and source of his pain. You will… Read more »
Walking The Dog – Exercise and Bonding for the Benefit of Both The special bond between people and dogs goes back to prehistory – probably more than 14,000 years. There is no other species with so strong and beneficial a link to humanity, perhaps because dogs give us so many different kinds of support and pleasure. For centuries they worked… Read more »
What is canine hip dysplasia? To put it simply, this is when the ball and socket of the canine’s thigh and hip bone are not fitted perfectly together. It may also be that the connective tissue that bonds the two joints together are not strong enough to firmly keep the thigh bone fit properly in the socket of the hip… Read more »
If you are too young to experience arthritis – good for you. It would be great if you start stocking up on your vitamins and minerals so you don’t have to experience the discomfort that this condition brings. Now, while you have within your power to control the factors contributing to your health – your pet cannot. Canine arthritis is… Read more »
Dog arthritis is a common condition that besets many of our canine friends. It is usually caused by a variety of reasons like age, weight, genetics and even an injury. For the most of us, we can help prevent this from happening to our pet through making sure we give them the best care possible. However, if your pet is… Read more »
Pet food should not be seen as just anything edible that you can feed your pets. Being a dog owner, it is our responsibility to care for them properly and feed them nutritious and delicious food.They give us unconditional love and loyalty that the least we can do is to ensure that they are fed properly.Vitamins and minerals are important… Read more »