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Diseases and conditions

Arthritis (Dogs) Osteoarthritis is defined as a degenerative condition of the joints in which the normal cartilage cushion in the joint breaks down. Eventually, adjacent bones rub against each other, causing pain, decreased joint movement, and sometimes the formation of bone spurs and other changes around the joint. ... Read More Cushing’s disease (dog) Definition Cushing’s disease is the common name for a disease called hyperadrenocorticism that most commonly affects dogs.  Causes Cushing's disease is caused by a hyperactive adrenal gland that pumps too many steroids and other hormones into the ... Read More Hip dysplasia (dog) Definition Hip dysplasia is a genetic disorder in which dogs have a poor fitting hip joint. This ball and socket joint should fit together neatly, allowing dogs to move the legs freely and without pain. Because their bones do not fit properly, dogs with hip dysplasia are prone to develop arthritis ... Read More Obesity (dog) Definition Obesity (the storage of excess fat) is usually caused by excessive food intake and insufficient exercise. Estimates show that 40% to 50% of dogs are overweight and 25% of dogs are obese. Dogs can develop many ... Read More

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