Does Your Older German Shepherd Have Lameness in His Front Leg? It Could Be Elbow Dysplasia

Updated: Apr 10

Canine elbow dysplasia (CED) is a developmental orthopedic disease that affects the bones and joints in a dog's elbow. It is thought to be caused by abnormal growth or development of the bones and joint cartilage in the elbow, which can lead to pain, stiffness, and lameness. While CED can occur in any dog breed, it is prevalent in larger breeds like German Shepherds. It is the most common cause of front leg lameness in larger breeds. And although there is no cure for CED, there are a number of treatment options available that can help reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life for fur friends affected by the condition.

In this blog post, we'll break down Canine Elbow Dysplasia (CED) and give you some tips on keeping your senior German Shepherd with CED as comfortable as possible.