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Arthritis in Aging Dogs

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Also called osteoarthritis, this disease causes the degeneration of your dog’s joints. As well as chronic pain and inflammation that can impact and even alter the lifestyle of your sweet dog. No longer a condition that solely affecting humans, arthritis is one of the most common ailments treated by veterinarians. As dogs age, their cartilage deteriorates and they lose flexibility, which can lead to arthritis. Also, trauma, excessive wear on joints and cartilage, and congenital defects contribute to osteoarthritis.

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How a Dog Knee Brace Can Help Heal an ACL Injury or Luxating Patella

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Dog ACL injuries occur when a dog tears a ligament in its knee. Many things can cause ACL injuries. For example, when a dog is overweight, it leads to strained ligaments that may eventually cause a dog ACL injury. It can also be caused by overexertion—for example, if your dog isn’t used to strenuous exercise and they play a little too hard at the dog park, it can quickly cause an ACL issue. As your dog ages, they become more prone to these injuries.

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