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Does Size of Dog Correlate With Joint Problems?

  • July 12, 2015 11:32 PM EDT

    Is there a large difference in medium dog and giant dog joint care and joint issues?

    • 405 posts
    July 12, 2015 11:36 PM EDT

    Answered by: James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR:

    Not really – we teach and employ the same principles for joint health for all dogs from Pomeranians to Mastiffs. There are some differences in likelihood for certain specific joint problems among breeds, but development, prevention, and management are really the same overall.