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Benign Bone Tumors

Osteomas are raised tumors composed of dense but otherwise normal bone. They occur about the skull and the face. Osteochondromas, also called multiple c...

Bone Fractures

Dogs have about 319 bones and cats have 244. Every single bone from the jaw to the tail tip can be broken. The bones most commonly broken are the femur, pe...

Bone Infection

Bacterial contamination and subsequent infection is a hazard whenever a bone is exposed....

Degenerative Joint Disease

Osteoarthritis is a common disease that affects 1 out of 5 dogs during their lifetime. This problem is not just linked to older dogs....

Dislocated Joint

A strong force is needed to rupture a joint and displace the bones. Such injuries are usually caused by auto accidents and falls from a height. When the...

Elbow Dysplasia

Elbow dysplasia is a common cause of front-leg lameness in large-breed dogs. Breeds predisposed to elbow dysplasia include the Golden Retriever, Labrador R...

Flat (Swimmer) Puppies

Puppies begin to stand at 14 days and have a semi-steady gait by 3 weeks of age. If this does not happen, the puppy may be a 'swimmer'....

Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is the most common cause of rear leg lameness in dogs. The highest incidence occurs in large breed dogs including St. Bernards, Newfoundlands...


The parathyroids are 4 small glands in the neck located near the thyroid gland. The parathyroid glands secrete the hormone PTH, which is essential to bone ...

Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy

Hypertropic osteodystrophy is a developmental disease that affects large and giant breed dogs 2 - 8 months old....