How to tell the difference between dog hip dysplasia and dog knee injuries

Dog owner questions about dog hip dysplasia and dog knee injury

My wife and I originally thought our beloved litter-mate boxers to have suffered from hip dysplasia. After all, the boxer breed is known for its high energy, running, and jumping. They resemble every bit of the word rambunctious. Nonetheless, close to 7 years of ownership, my wife noticed our female having trouble standing from a sitting position.  She also struggled to sit, sitting to one side and limping for 1-2 days afterward. I knew nothing …

8 Risk Factors for Dog’s Rupturing Cranial Cruciate Ligament

If you’ve ever witnessed a dog walking or hopping around, favoring the stronger hind leg and not placing weight on the weaker or lame hind limb, then you’ve likely witnessed a dog with a torn or rupture cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), also known as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The CCL is a critical part of the dog’s body to stabilize the knee joint in supporting the dogs weight. Much like a human ACL, the CCL …