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Joint 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.

What is an inherited joint disease?

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What are the important inherited joint conditions?

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What is hip dysplasia?

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What is elbow dysplasia?

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What is a luxating patella?

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