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elbow inflammation in dog foreleg

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Buster suddenly appeared to limp and show discomfort and had a joint tap w/culture.....what causes this pssible infection and will it someday be cured ?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
Elbow dysplasia can cause inflammation in the elbow area. You can read about this issue here
Hygromas which are big swellings on the elbow area can be caused by repeated pressure put on the area. You can read about this here on a site that sells a padding product
You may find a softer bed in the house and perhaps if the dog spends time in the yard a bed for the yard will help too. I like the coolaroo beds as they hold up well despite their low cost
Hope this helps you!