5 Common Lameness Issues In Dogs

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5 Common Lameness Issues In Dogs - Silver Lining Herbs

Common Lameness Issues and How You Can Help!


  If you're like most dog lovers, you want to keep your dog's joints healthy, but choosing a good canine joint supplement can be overwhelming! We understand completely!

  Let's talk about some of the most common issues we see in dogs and learn what you can do to help prevent them! We'll work together to help you navigate the waters to choose the best natural health products for your canine companions! 


Cruciate Ligament Issues

The Cruciate ligament is a vital stabilizer for the knee joint. If the ligament is weakened or torn, it can cause pain and joint instability, eventually leading to Osteoarthritis.



As animals get older, their joints are subjected to wear and tear which can lead to the development of a painful condition called Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease in which the tissues in the joint break down over time.


Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a condition that affects the hip joints of young dogs during their developmental stage. This condition leads to early and progressive hip Osteoarthritis. It's important to note that the best long-term outcome is achieved through early intervention between 10 and 14 weeks of age.


Elbow Dysplasia

Elbow Dysplasia is a developmental issue primarily affecting young dogs. This condition can be caused by a combination of factors, including a fragmented coronoid process, Ununited Anconeal Process, Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD), and joint incongruency.


Luxating Patella (Dislocating Kneecap)

When a dog's kneecap moves in and out of its position, it can cause discomfort and make the dog more susceptible to developing Osteoarthritis or suffering from a Cruciate ligament injury. While this problem is more commonly seen in small dog breeds, it can also affect larger breeds. A dog with this condition may experience a "skipping" type of limp, which occurs intermittently.


  So, what can we do to help prevent these issues, or even address them if they've already occurred? Fortunately, we have some answers!


  Our BTC (Bone, Tissue, Cartilage) helps to maintain the structural integrity of the skeletal system while helping to support the tendons and ligaments. 

   Another amazing product is our Joint Support! Just as the BTC helps the skeletal system, the Joint Support helps maintain the structural integrity of the joints and may help enhance the body's ability to produce synovial fluid! Why give a synthetic when the body can produce its own synovial fluid, right?


   So, whether you are searching for natural health products to supplement your dog's current diet, or looking for an answer to a certain problem, we can help! We aim to help your working dog, hiking buddy, or even the family couch potato stay as happy and healthy as possible!

   Call one of our knowledgeable Customer Care Representatives to start your journey today!

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