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Dog Cushings Disease

…your dog is experiencing polyuria and, in turn, could be a symptom of Cushings Disease. In addition to these most common warning signs, there are several others to look out for as well. These include lethargy, weakness, and trembling muscles, especially in the hind legs. This can also lead to reluctance to exercise or jump in a way previously characteristic of your pet. Dogs with this condition also tend to pant excessively and often seek out…

Dog Luxating Patella

…visible joint on the front side of their hind legs, actually slips out of its own socket. Each dog can be affected differently by a luxating patella. In most situations, your dog will simply keep his leg off of the ground for a short time, before putting it back down and running or walking around normally on all four legs. In other situations, your dog may prefer to keep his leg up off of the ground for a much longer period of time, such as a…

Dog Hip Dysplasia

…knowledge of canine hip dysplasia can help you to understand what is happening with your pet and how to provide the best care for your furry friend. First of all, hip dysplasia is a form of degenerative joint disease that affects a dogs hip joints. A canine hip joint is a ball and socket joint that connects a hind leg to the animals body. The head of the femur bone forms the ball while the socket is part of the pelvic bone. The bones are held…

Dog Hypothyroidism

…trunk and hind legs. Hair loss on the animals tail is also symptomatic of hypothyroidism, typically leaving only a small tuft of hair at the end of the tail. This hair loss occurs due to the unhealthy state of the afflicted dogs skin, which can also give rise to recurrent skin infections and an unpleasant odor. Other symptoms commonly displayed by dogs with hypothyroidism include drooping eyelids, general weakness, and low tolerance for exercise.…

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