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Learn More About Luxating Patellas in Dogs
A luxating patella is most common in smaller and miniature dog breeds, and has been shown to be more common in females.
Arthritis can increase the likelihood of the patella becoming dislocated. Glucosamine is an important mineral in the prevention and reduction of arthritis.
Trauma is the most common cause of dislocation, but can be caused by a genetic malformation of the knee joint.
How do I know if my dog has a dislocated patella?
As your dog walks you may notice abnormal movements such as the raising of their hind leg for several minutes, limping, sudden lameness, or occasional skipping.
Your dog will only feel pain as the patella slides out of joint, not once it is out of position.
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