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Hip And Joint Problems In Dogs

Signs and Symptoms of Joint Discomfort in Dogs As the Pack Leader you must know if your dog is uncomfortable because of joint issues. Typical signs include: Trouble getting up and down Slow or stiff when moving Difficulty climbing stairs Joint swelling Excessive panting Limping Frequently holding a leg off the ground Favoring one leg Common Causes of Hip and Joint Discomfort in Dogs: Hip dysplasia in dogs In hip dysplasia the hip socket has not formed properly and this results in damage and arthritis from the poor fit. This condition is most often seen in breeds such as the

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Introducing Puppy To Older Dogs

Dear Cesar, I have a stable pack of three older adults. Since they are getting so old, my husband and I want to add a puppy. We have babysat the puppy of a friend for a weekend, and our dogs hate puppies. Puppies are ignorant and absurdly brave and curious. Is there any direction on how to get the pup to learn to respect the big dogs without him getting hurt? I am sure, if I leave a pup unsupervised with my geriatric neutered male, the old man will joyously get rid of the puppy problem. I have not found

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Shih Tzu With Back Problems

I have a Shih Tzu that is about 10 years old, and he is having problems with his back hind leg. It is almost like there is a catch in his back. He is unable to jump and appears to be in some pain. I have taken him to the vet 3 different times. They put him on steroids, which seems to help for awhile, but it always happens again. I have limited his exercise, and basically he does nothing but sleep and eat. I was reading on the internet about the breed, and it said the breed tends to

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