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Patellar luxation – the clinical picture and how to help your dog

Die Patellaluxation beim Hund wird häufig übersehen - dabei ist sie für den Hund schmerzhaft und schädigt das Kniegelenk.

“Common disease” patellar luxation in dogs

Patellar luxation is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders in dogs. But it is just as often “overlooked” by the dog owner. Therefore, treatment also often falls by the wayside. In this case, the popping out of the kneecap is painful for affected dogs. The knee joint is permanently damaged! Patellar luxation is usually easy to recognize: The classic shaking of the hind leg when walking is the most obvious sign of patellar luxation. It is often misinterpreted as a “tick” of the dog, because he usually shows it from a young age.

I’m sure you’ve seen it too. Especially for small dogs. Because especially they run in front of you and keep shaking their hind leg or walk three-legged. Because I want fewer dogs to go through life for many years with an undiagnosed disease, I’ll tell you everything you need to know. Because it can be treated very well nowadays.

So you can learn more

In my article of the latest issue of “MEIN HERZ BELLT” I therefore dedicate myself to the patellar luxation. You will learn everything about the clinical picture, symptoms, causes and consequences. I’ll explain how a knee joint works in the first place. Likewise, I’ll show you what treatment options are available for your dog with a patellar dislocation. To help you get active yourself, you’ll find three great and effective exercises to help your dog with patellar luxation in my article right now! With this you train your dog’s muscles, joint mobility, balance and body awareness. Additionally, it builds confidence in your dog’s affected leg.

Click here to go directly to my article in the latest issue of MEIN HERZ BELLT:

Guest article My heart barks Issue 02 2016

Let’s go! Enjoy the article and training with your dog!

You have questions about the exercises, about this or about other clinical pictures? Then feel free to write me a comment or a message!


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