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Hip Dysplasia (HD)

Hip Dysplasia Overview Definition: Hip dysplasia (HD) is a disease in dogs that causes the acetabulum (the socket in the pelvis) and femur head (the ball joint) to develop in an abnormal fashion. It is more common in large and heavy breeds such as St Bernards, Rottweilers and Labradors, but can also affect smaller breeds […]

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Elbow Dysplasia and Canine Massage

Elbow Dysplasia Overview Definition: Elbow dysplasia (ED) simply means ‘abnormal development of the elbow’. The term includes a number of specific abnormalities that affect different sites within the joint causing problems by affecting the growth of the cartilage forming the surface of the joint or the structures around it so the joint is unable to […]

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Post Operative Recovery

Overview of Post Operative Recovery Post Operative Recovery Massage treatment can start generally from 2-3 weeks following orthopaedic surgery. The benefits of massage for the post-operative patient are reduced recovery times by speeding up natural healing, increase weight bearing on the affected limb, improve blood and lymph circulation, rebuild atrophied (wasted) muscle and treat overcompensation. […]

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