PetAbility Podcast

Patellar Luxation - What you "Kneed" to Know! with Dr. Karen Pastor

August 22, 2023 PetAbility Season 4 Episode 17
PetAbility Podcast
Patellar Luxation - What you "Kneed" to Know! with Dr. Karen Pastor
Show Notes

Very common in toy breed dogs, but occurring ever more frequently in large breeds such as Labs, is a condition called patellar luxation, also known as a kneecap dislocation. Listen as Karen Pastor, DVM, DACVS, explains why patella luxation occurs, how it's diagnosed, and how to treat it, both surgically and conservatively. Have you ever noticed your  dog "skip" when walking?  This is a tell-tell sign of a luxating patella and something that should not be dismissed. Don't skip what you kneed to know!

Click here to learn more about Dr. Pastor and Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital.

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