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Bone problems in young dogs Owner Factsheet

Puppies continue to grow and develop for months or years after birth. Giant breeds may not reach full adult size for 18 months or 2 years. During this growth period they are at particular risk from bone and joint disorders. Some of these are inherited such as hip and elbow dysplasia. Damage can also result from traumatic injury.

Why is bone injury in puppies so serious?

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How does a growth plate become damaged?

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Can bone disease be caused by a bad diet?

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What is panosteitis?

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What other diseases affect the growing puppy?

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