¿Cuáles son los principales problemas óseos de los perros?

What are the main bone problems in dogs?

Your dog. Tireless, inexhaustible, always ready to go out, to play, to run, regardless of the cold or the rain. For some time now he has been more apathetic, lazy, it is difficult for him to get up and he even limps at times. Diagnosis: osteoarthritis.

What is osteoarthritis and why does it occur?

My dog ​​has osteoarthritis: what can I do? do to improve their quality of life?

Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic degenerative disease in dogs, which affects their bones and joints, especially the knees, elbows , hip and spine. It is a wear of the joint cartilage that prevents the bones from fitting together well and causes a lot of pain.

As it is a degenerative disease, it is important to be able to detect it as soon as possible in order to treat it properly. first phases. Sometimes that is complicated and we do not realize that something is wrong until we notice that our dog is limping, has trouble getting up or moving, is listless or loses his appetite. An x-ray or CT scan will confirm the diagnosis.

My dog ​​is young! osteoarthritis!!

It is estimated that 20% of dogs older than one year suffer from osteoarthritis, and that this percentage also grows with age, reaching 90% in dogs over 12 years old.

That is to say, although it is true that the older you are, the more likely you are to have osteoarthritis, it is also true that young dogs can suffer from it: trauma, genetic factors or being overweight are usually the most common causes.

According to Ares Burballa, clinical director of the Hospital Veterinari Garbí in Cabrera de Mar (Barcelona), the prevention and regular visits to the vet will help detect osteoarthritis in dogs early: “owners, when dogs are young, are not used to coming to the vet for these problems, but that does not mean they do not exist”.

osteoarthritis, and joint problems in general, are more common in large and giant breed dogs. We have to pay special attention to their bones from the growth stage, provide them with a good diet avoiding being overweight, adequate exercise, and a good base of rest.

The mattress for dogs is essential that it be of quality

People usually understand that it is very important to sleep on a quality mattress, firm but at the same time comfortable, that favors good posture and guarantees a restful sleep.

However, many times we do not consider that our pets often sleep on beds, mattresses or excessively soft cushions, in which they sink and in which their paws suffer the excessive pressure of their own weight.

Or the opposite, they sleep on a blanket or directly on the ground, exposed to humidity and cold on many occasions.

Quality materials

Viscoelastic mattresses are an excellent option for our pets. The memory effect or "memory foam" relieves pressure and provides a great feeling of comfort. Keep in mind that dogs sleep for many hours and spend a lot of time lying down. Ideally, our dog can have a good base from a young age to prevent possible bone or joint problems. And if he already suffers from any pathology, all the more reason to offer him a mattress that significantly improves his quality of life.

With regard to the cover that covers the mattress, it must be pleasant to the touch for the animal, avoiding plastics or excessively rough fabrics.It is interesting to look for antimicrobial and easy-to-clean fabrics to always maintain proper hygiene

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balukaDREAM mattress: created especially for your dog

The balukaDREAM memory foam mattress for dogs has been specially created for the comfort and well-being of our pets, with memory foam interior that cares for and relaxes your joints

The balukaDREAM mattress cover is made with a anti-stain, anti-bacteria, anti-odor and anti-mite fabric.

If your dog is one of those that sheds a lot of hair, you will be delighted to see that the balukaDREAM mattress for dogs is anti-hair, the rep absolutely, just pass a brush or simply your hand to make them jump on their own.

Remember that, in addition to a good diet and proper exercise, resting on a good mattress is essential for keep your dog's bones and joints healthy and fit.

Video Transcript:

"The main bone and joint problems that we found in dogs, they are usually osteoarthritis problems. One bone with another does not fit one hundred percent, or the articular cartilage has disappeared with age, and this causes lameness.
The diagnosis is usually made by radiography, although more and more we are using the ct to diagnose these diseases."


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