Osteopathies can be developmental Developmental Osteopathies in Dogs and Cats Abnormal development of the radius and ulna can occur secondary to distal (radial, ulnar) or proximal (radial) physeal injury or hereditary breed characteristics (Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers... read more , infectious (osteomyelitis Osteomyelitis in Dogs and Cats Osteomyelitis of the distal phalanx in a dog, characterized by severe loss of bone and soft tissue swelling. Inflammation and infection of the medullary cavity, cortex, and periosteum of bone... read more ), idiopathic (eg, hypertrophic osteopathy Hypertrophic Osteopathy in Dogs Hypertrophic osteopathy is a diffuse periosteal proliferative condition of long bones in dogs secondary to neoplastic or infectious masses in the thoracic or abdominal cavity. The exact pathogenic... read more ), nutritional Nutritional Osteopathies in Dogs and Cats Also see Dystrophies Associated with Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin D. Reduced bone mass, bone deformities, exostoses, pathologic fractures, and loose teeth (rubber jaw) are skeletal manifestations... read more , neoplastic Bone Tumors in Dogs and Cats Osteosarcoma of the distal radius in a dog characterized by severe loss of bone, periosteal new bone formation, and soft tissue swelling. Skeletal tumors can be benign or malignant and primary... read more , or traumatic Bone Trauma in Dogs and Cats Oblique comminuted fractures of the proximal femoral shaft in a dog. Bone fractures are frequently caused by vehicular accidents, firearms, fights, or falls. Fractures can be open or closed... read more .
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Also see pet health content regarding bone disorders in dogs Bone Disorders in Dogs Bone disorders can be developmental, infectious, nutritional, or due to bone tumors, trauma, or unknown causes. Developmental bone disorders appear in young animals when the bones do not grow... read more and cats Bone Disorders in Cats Bone diseases can be developmental, infectious, nutritional, or due to bone tumors, trauma, or unknown causes. Developmental bone disorders appear in young animals when the bones do not grow... read more .