Osteoarthritis is one of the most common diseases of dogs, affecting up to 25% of all dogs during their lifetime. Osteoarthritis of the hip and knee are the most common locations but have dramatically different causes and treatments.
The majority of osteoarthritis of the hip is due to hip dysplasia. This disease is a result of genetics which lead to poor hip conformation and laxity and subluxation (loose joints) while the dog is young.
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