Bone problems in young dogs

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.

This episode is taken from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Canis and provides information to help dog owners understand more about this condition.