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Sunday, March 25, 2018

How to Prevent Luxating Patella(Kneecap Dislocation) in Dogs

Patella or kneecap is one of the knee joints.
It covers knee in back legs of dogs and protects the knee joint.
Luxating patella means the status the patella is dislocated on its position.

Luxating patella is appeared to small dog breeds more than large dog breeds.
The kinds of small dog breeds are Maltese, Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua, Pomeranian, etc.
Japanese Spitz is a medium-sized dog breed but it can get Luxating patella, too.

Signs of Luxating patella

A dog hesitates to go to a high place or to jump from a high place to a low place.

A dog hobbles when it walks or runs.

A dog whimpers when it stands up.

The back legs of a dog is bent like "O".

Preventation of Luxating patella

1. Don't let your dog lives on the slippery floor

It can be hard on the joint of dogs to walking or running on the slippery floor.
If the floor of your house is slippery, you need to spread the non-slip pad on the floor where your dog usually passes.

2. Don't let your dog stand or jump on two legs

Standing or jumping on two legs is also hard on the joint of dogs.
Additionally, don't let dogs go up to a high place or jump from a high place to low.

3. Prevent obesity of dogs

The obesity is also hard on the joints of dogs.
If your dog is overweight, you need to make your dog diet for its weight-loss.

Luxating patella

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