Musculoskeletal problems

HOD (Hypertrophic osteodystrophy) – swelling of the bones at the joints

Continued from last week

This disease affects puppies of the large, rapidly growing breeds, especially those three to seven months of age. It resembles scurvy in humans, but in dogs, the cause is uncertain. (Scurvy is due to a deficiency of Vitamin C.)

Because the dog manufactures his own Vitamin C (in contrast to man who has to depend on an outside source), it has been suggested that HOD in the dog maybe due to improper synthesis of this vitamin,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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