|Barked: Tue Jul 2, '13 5:39pm PST |
|Actually, FHO's are all too common in smaller breeds and other dogs due to other diseases such as Legges Calf Perth Disease and Aseptic necrosis, as well as injury resulting in fractures of the femur head.
Harvey had LCPD, which is an interruption of the blood supply, most likely in the womb, which results in the death of the femur head. It crumbles and collapses and causes extreme pain in affected dogs while they are still puppies and the only cure is a FHO.
Aseptic necrosis is also an interruption of the blood supply to the femur head but is the result of some sort of inflammatory process and can occur at any age. It can and does affect ANY breed, large or small.
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