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Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy

Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD) is a condition of young dogs. The cause of HOD is unknown. It has been reported in young, rapidly-growing dogs since the 1930s. Signs can range from local pain near the growth plate of a long bone…

Great Dane Puppy Harley Breaks A Toe

Harley the Great Dane had a run-in with another Great Dane, Maverick, with whom he lives. Unfortunately, Harley came out on the short end of that encounter. Harley, the last of the puppies at home (previous posts on the litter: …

Causes Of Limping In Pets

What causes limping? Essentially limping, or irregularity in the gait, is caused by pain or a problem with conformation. If a pet is born with one leg shorter, or crookeder, than its counterpart on the same side or end, the…