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Bone problems in young dogs

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Puppies continue to grow and develop for months or years after birth. Giant breeds may not reach full adult size for 18 months or 2 years. During this growth period they are at particular risk from bone and joint disorders. Some of these are inherited such as hip and elbow dysplasia. Damage can also result from traumatic injury.

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Introduction: Bone problems in young dogs

Why is bone injury in pups serious?

What damages growth plates?

Can diet affect bone growth?

What is panosteitis?

What other diseases affect growing puppies?