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How To Treat  Luxating Patella In Dogs 

What is a luxating patella? Luxating patella is when your dog's knee cap moves out of place from the groove where it should be. The patella (knee cap) sits in a groove made of cartilage at the end of the femur. When the muscle contracts it pulls on the tendon and the patella which extends the stifle joint. The cause can be genetic, congenital or from an accident.  How to treat patellar luxation in dogs Treatment for a luxating patella depends on the grade of luxation (dislocation) which is based on a grade of 1 through 4. Pain and anti-inflammatory...

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Luxating Patella In Dogs; What Is it?

A luxating patella is when your dog's knee cap moves out of place from the groove where it should be. The patella (knee cap) sits in a groove made of cartilage at the end of the femur. When the muscle contracts it pulls on the tendon and the patella which extends the stifle joint. The cause can be genetic, congenital or from an accident.  Luxating patella dog surgery can involve a dog wheelchair to help with recovery. The dog wheelchair helps alleviate pressure on the legs, while helping your dog be mobile during recovery. Exercise is an important part of the...

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Managing Arthritis In Your Dog; Natural Pain Relief For Dogs

Walking now becomes difficult, getting up on the couch becomes a struggle, lying down is a challenge, these are all dog arthritis symptoms. Below are some tips for managing arthritis in your dog.  Quality food  You are what you eat and so is your dog. Feeding your dog quality food will help to give them the vitamins and minerals that will help to keep their joints healthy. Foods that have eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an omega-3 fatty acid are good because they help to reduce inflammation.  Exercise  Dog arthritis pain relief can come from maintaining a healthy weight. Exercise will help...

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What Are Dog Arthritis Symptoms?

First, what is osteoarthritis? Also called degenerative joint disease is the deterioration of cartilage which causes inflammation of the joints. Age, repetitive stress, injury and disease can cause this deterioration. Dog arthritis can happen to any dog but is more common in older dogs and larger breeds. Activity aversion  A once active dog may  have stiffness, lameness or difficulty standing which can be dog joint pain symptoms. They may have less interest going for walks or doing other activities such as chasing a ball.  Irritability and vocalization A once happy and playful dog can start to wine and be irritable...

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Tips To Prevent Common Health Issues In Dogs 

Here are common health issues in dogs that can be avoided with a few helpful tips. Common dog problems can be avoided with nutrition, exercise and looking after your dog's body.   Find an excellent veterinarian Just like choosing your own doctor. You should go to a vet that you trust and feel comfortable with. Research online and read reviews.  Keep up with your dogs dental hygiene  Brush your dog's teeth at least when you bath them. Have your dog's teeth cleaned by a vet whenever they recommend it. Professional teeth cleaning gets under the gums where most problems occur.  Feed...

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