The canine joint treats a variety of canine injuries using hydrotherapy, physical therapy, massage, and low level laser treatment. The list here is an example of the wide variety of injuries that are treated here and should not be used as an all inclusive list.


Arthritis is the most common health problem in older dogs. It comes on in many ways, but the most common cause is the simple wear and tear you’re pet’s joints undergo over the years – They simply wear out.

Bone Fractures

A fracture refers to a break or crack in a bone. There are many different types of fractures, and each type has different complications and methods of repair. For more information visit:

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture

The ruptured cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in dogs.  It usually involves a rear leg that is suddenly so sore that the dog can hardly bear weight on it, or no weight at all. If left alone, the leg will appear to improve over the course of a week or two but the knee will be notably swollen and arthritis will set in quickly. For more information visit:

Elbow Dysplasia

The elbow consists of three bones, the humerus, ulna, and radius.  Elbow dysplasia occurs when these bones develop abnormaly, or when these bones develop at different rates. For more information visit:

Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE)

A blood vessel obstruction, or embalism that enters the arterial system and is carried to the spinal cord.  This area of the spinal cord dies, but is not painfull.  For more information visit:

Hip Dysplasia

The term dysplasia means abnormal growth, so hip dysplasia means abnormal growth or development of the hips. Hip dysplasia occurs during a puppy’s growing phase. Essentially, Hip Dysplasia refers to a poor fit of “ball and socket” nature of the hip. For more information

Intervertebral Disk Disease

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Limb Amputation

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Obesity has become an extremely important health problem in the United States, not just for humans, but for dogs as well. Obesity in pets is associated with joint problems, diabetes mellitus, respiratory compromise, and decreased life span.  For more information visit:

Osteochrondrosis of the Shoulder

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Panosteitis is a disease of the long bones of mostly young, growing large-breed dogs, especially those from 5 to 18 months of age. But even younger dogs and dogs as old as 7 years of age have been reported to be afflicted. German shepherd males are most frequently affected, but the disease is frequently found in Basset hounds, Saint Bernards, Golden retrievers, Great Danes, Labrador retrievers, large breed dogs, and giant breed dogs.Authored by: Becky Lundgren, DVM (Published: 3/19/2010)

Patellar Luxation

Patella luxation, or knee dislocation, can range in severity. For more information visit: