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Q. My cavapo has developed a progressively worsening limp in his hind leg. It gets worse after he rests and gets back to almost normal after exercise

A. This sounds very typical for joint disease with early arthritis. It would be important to get him assessed and x-rayed as some underlying issues such as cruciate disease or loose kneecaps can be stabilized with surgery to slow the progression. Specialist diets and supplements can help to reverse some of these changes and pain relief can help to maintain mobility and muscle strength. A physiotherapist may be able to help with strengthening exercises also

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LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

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