Our canine friends sustain many of the same types of injuries human athletes endure: They can strain muscles, sprain tendons, break bones, and dislocate and twist joints.
In this month’s Bay Woof, VCA SFVS surgeon Dr. Phil Watt and Dr. Anna Dunlap (a member of our 2012-13 intern class) write about injuries in the canine athlete – prevention, common injuries and advances in canine sports medicine.
Some breeds are built for athletics (Greyhound, Border Collie), while others are more suited to a sedentary lifestyle (Shih Tzu, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel). Regardless of the breed of dog, pet owners should be aware of the common injuries their canine companions are susceptible to. We should also be aware of how to avoid canine injuries and have some knowledge of treatments that may be beneficial if injuries occur.
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