August 09, 2017

Osteoarthritis: Household Dogs vs Working Dogs

Bryan Torres, DVM, assistant professor of small animal orthopedic surgery and director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the University of Missouri, describes the differences in treating household dogs with osteoarthritis versus working dogs with osteoarthritis.


Bryan Torres, DVM, assistant professor of small animal orthopedic surgery and director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the University of Missouri, describes the differences in treating household dogs with osteoarthritis versus working dogs with osteoarthritis.

While the treatment is similar, the main difference between treating working dogs and household dogs that have osteoarthritis is the expectation of treatment and therapy. For working dogs and service dogs, the expectation for them to improve the way they function is vastly different.

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