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Top Dog Breeds prone to Joint Problems

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Types of Joint Problems:

Our furry companions have been around for thousands of years and currently there are over 400 different breeds. Each breed was designed for a specific purpose, for work, for their temperament, or for their looks. Due to humans having bred dogs into these “perfect” breeds, many breeds have developed hereditary joint issues. The lists below shows the top 10 breeds that are prone to hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, Luxating Patella (Knee cap slip), and arthritis.

 

group of dogs that have joint problems

 

Top 10 breeds prone to Canine Hip Dysplasia:

Bulldog

Otterhound

Clumber Spaniel

St. Bernard

Newfoundland

American Staffordshire Terrier

Bullmastiff

Bloodhound

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Golden Setter

Top 10 breeds prone to Elbow Dysplasia:

Chow Chow

Rottweiler

Chinese Shar-Pei

Bernese Mountain Dog

Newfoundland

German Shepherd

Bloodhound

Bullmastiff

English Setter

Swiss Mountain Dog

Top 10 breeds prone to Luxating Patella (Knee cap slip):

Miniature and toy Poodles

Maltese

Jack Russell Terriers

Yorkies

Pomeranians

Pekingese

Chihuahuas

Papillions

Boston Terriers

Boykin and cocker spaniels

Top 10 breeds prone to Arthritis:

German Shepherds

Golden Retrievers

Labrador Retrievers

Dachshunds

Newfoundland

St. Bernard

Rottweilers

Mastiffs

Great Danes

Old English Sheep Dogs

Prevention

The best way to help prevent joint issues is to manage your pet’s weight and body condition. Swimming is an excellent way to strengthen the muscles around joints and relieve pressure on joint problems.  By keeping them fit and use the right food for your dog’s breed will greatly increase its chances of having better joint health. Unfortunately, some dogs may develop joint problems no matter what preventative measures an owner may take. Surgery may be the only option for the dog and aftercare is crucial to a dog’s joint health. Physiotherapy and the right supplements will help your dog bounce back from surgery and reduce rick of arthritis.

Have your vet check your dog’s joint health each year. This way the vet can catch any changes in the joints early and can be treated as soon as possible. There are many preventative natural treatments, supplements and medications for dogs of all ages. NaturPet’s Joint Care has 12 natural ingredients hand-picked for relieving calcium build up, joint problems, inflammation, and arthritis. Another great pet product is Dr. Maggie Joint Formula. It helps to repair damaged cartilage around joints. Joint pain is never fun but owners can take the right steps to ensure proper pet health. Because a healthy pet, is a happy pet.

Johanna
Johanna
She has been with NaturPet since February 2017 and has her Pet First Aid. Using her knowledge of pet health, she has created social media posts and blogs on the subject. Her free time is spent volunteering with Okanagan Small Dog Rescue, having a nice cold beer with her Fiancé and hanging out with her friends and family and her new puppy, Bandito.

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