Feeding the Large and Giant Breed Puppy

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Veterinarians and pet owners have long been concerned about the various joint disorders that are so common in the giant breeds like Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds, Bernese Mountain dogs, Saint Bernards and the Newfies. The larger breeds like Rotties, Labs, Goldens, and German Sheperds are also over-represented with conditions like hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD) of the shoulders, knee, carpi (wrists) and tarsi (ankles), hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD), and panosteitis.

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