Monday, April 15, 2013

Skeletal and Muscular Disorders in Dog


Just like humans, dogs can suffer from various disorders of bones and muscles are different, from the light that does not produce symptoms or very significant to decide on a problem that requires extensive treatment. Some bone and muscle disorders can be deadly, especially if not treated.

In order to understand how disorders of bones and muscles work, it is important to first understand the basics of how the system of bones, muscles and nerves work, normal healthy dog. Because dogs are mammals like us humans, we actually have a lot in common when it comes to policies such as configuration framework and how the muscles work.

The dog skeletal system

Rigid framework serves as a protection dog for vital organs such as the heart and lungs. The framework also supports the weight of the dog. Along with that, the fact that the frame is not completely rigid, but is actually quite flexible allowing the dog to run, jump, climb and do all kinds of activities agile.

The bones in your dog composed of collagen, a protein-based fibers. In this protein fiber bases, salts of calcium and phosphorus will deposit to make bones stronger and more rigid. Calcium and phosphorus are the two most important minerals for your dog frame system, but this does NOT mean that you should force feed you tons of dog food or supplements rich in calcium and phosphorus, as too much of a good thing can be just as bad as too little , or at least be totally useless.

In your dog, there are two types of bone: cortical bone and trabecular bone. Cortical bone is very dense type of bone and make 4/5 of the bones in the body. The remaining fifth is trabecular bone, which is also referred to as bone sponge. Trabecular bone found in the cortical bone is strong and protective.

Bone growth in young dogs

As your puppy grows older, will also grow larger, and this means that the bone should grow bigger. Long bones of the body that are specific dog bone compared with others, such as the skull, because they need to grow very rapidly over a relatively short period. This is especially true for large and giant dog breeds. When the long bones in your dog grows, it all begins with the formation of cartilage policy. Once the cartilage has been formed, osifikasi will set in, which is the process by which minerals bind themselves to the cartilage in order to transform into bone cartilage real. Bone for your dog grows, the area where bone growth occurs will be extra sensitive to injury.

Bone repair

When your dog has reached full height of his bones will stop growing again, but this does not mean that they turn into a kind of "dead" part of the dog. Over the life of a dog, his bones will continue to be replaced by new bone is formed. Old bone cells are removed, and new bone cells are formed

More Information Bone and muscle disorders in dogs: 

Canine hip dysplasia
Congenital vertebral anomalies in dogs
Kraniomandibula osteopathy in dogs
Elbow dysplasia in dogs
Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy in dogs
Hypertrophic Osteopathy in dogs
Syndrome Legg-Calve-Perthes in dogs
Luxating patella in dogs
Mastication muscle myositis in dogs
Mastication muscle myositis (MMM) and ekstraokular myositis (EOM) in dogs
Osteoarthritis in dogs
Osteochondritis Dissecans in dogs
Panosteitis in dogs
Spondylosis in dogs

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