Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (Lcpd) - How To Prevent It In Your Dog - Vet
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD) is an orthopedic disorder that can occur in dogs and humans. This congenital disease causes degeneration of the hip joint in young dogs. Animals affected by Legg-calve, Perthes or LCPD will ultimately need surgical treatment. The symptoms of Legg Calve Pertus disease are subtle at first. They will become more apparent as the disease progress. The typical onset of the disease is between five and eight months old. The dog will eventually stop bearing any weight on the affected limb. Yorkshire Terriers are most often affected. In rare cases, the disease can be caused by an injury. The earlier a diagnosis is made, the better the chance of effective treatment. In mild cases, vets may treat conservatively with rest and pain medications. Conservative therapy can help manage the lameness, but it will not stop the progression of the condition. Ultimately, surgery is the best treatment for Legg - Calvary - disease. There is not much you can do to prevent the disease in a dog you already have. You can avoid putting your dog through the worst of the symptoms by going to the vet soon after signs appear. It is important not to breed a dog with Legg calvary disease to avoid passing the gene. . .