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What Causes Joint Problems in Pets

February 25, 2021

There is no doubt that we love our furry friends. Sometimes they just need a little extra TLC. Things like genetics, age, and if they have been spayed or neutered can play significant factors in their joint health. The difference between developmental and degenerative joint problems: Developmental joint problems are where there is improper development of the joint or ligament. These defects will cause the joint not to function correctly. Usually, this refers to genetic conditions such as hip or…

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Preventing Knee Problems in Dogs

October 13, 2020

Dogs who are otherwise healthy may develop serious knee problems such as torn ligaments and arthritis in the knees. This common problem is preventable by supplementing the dog’s diet early, before any problems arise. Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease is a condition which is sadly over represented in today’s veterinary clinics. It is a weakening of the ligaments, or bands of tissue, which stabilize a dog’s knees, connecting the femur (bone above knee) to the tibia (bone below knee). Why…

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Preventing Join Disease in Your Dog

February 6, 2020

Health is a choice; it depends on all the little choices we make daily.  Diet, nutrition, activity level, breeding or genetics and emotional state all play significant roles in your dog’s health.  Every choice you make effects these influences in small or big ways.  No matter how small these influences may be they can add up in multiples to a significant positive or negative result. The control you have over your companion pet’s health starts from the time you decide…

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