Jack Russell musculoskeletal conditions
Common musculoskeletal problems in Jack Russell terriers
Patellar luxation is a hereditary disorder of the Jack Russell's knees. The kneecap will slip out of it usual position when the dog is running, jumping, or under a lot of physical stress.
Other problems commonly associated with patellar luxation are arthritis and tearing of the knee ligaments. Because the dog is a quadrupedal creature, this problem with the knees can also manifest itself as pain in the dog's shoulders, hips, or feet.
Severe cases will require surgery from your vet.
This will lead to pain and muscle atrophy, or muscle wastage, in the hind legs. The syndrome usually manifests itself between 6 and 12 months of age.
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