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Category: lameness

Luxating Patella

Owners of some dogs may notice that they often ‘hop’ on one of their back legs carrying the other. This strange behaviour may be caused …

Elbow Dysplasia

Elbow dysplasia is a common and often debilitating joint disease affecting many larger breed …

Back Problems (Cauda Equina Diseases)

Back problems in dogs are not uncommon. Many breeds are affected by disk disease but diseases of the spinal cord itself are also a problem. These …

Slipped disc (Intervertebral disc herniation)

Back problems are not common in cats – they are generally lighter and more athletic than dogs. A slipped disc (also known as intervertebral …

Myositis

If your cat suddenly finds it difficult or painful to take exercise they may have myositis. Myositis is an inflammation of the muscle. It can …

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis (MG) literally means grave (gravis) muscle (my-) weakness (asthenia). It is an unusual cause of generalised weakness in cats.

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Arthritis

Arthritis is a familiar problem for most vets. An increasing number of cats are diagnosed with arthritis. Arthritis simply means an inflammation …

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