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When a dog suffers carpal hyperextension they have a breakdown of the ligaments that support the back of the wrist. This results in its collapse from the normal upright position. Non-weight bearing lameness can result, which can progress to dog arthritis associated pain and lameness.
Thanks for reading Part 2 of this article on common joint problems. Dog’s really do give their joints a workout and dog arthritis is unfortunately very common. Let’s continue our tour, joint by joint, through the common problems can lead to dog arthritis.
Dog arthritis can often develop in the hip joint, which consists of a ball and a socket that connects a dog’s hind legs to its pelvis. This hip joint is supported by a combination of ligaments, connective tissues, cartilage and joint fluid which allow the ball joint to rotate freely within the socket. When this ball and socket connection is loose (also known as subluxation or laxity), the hip can become arthritic and deformed in a condition known as hip dysplasia.
Dog joint problems should be taken very seriously, as early intervention and treatment by your veterinarian can prevent any associated onset of dog arthritis. Read my blog and you can ask me any questions in the comments section below.
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