Back injuries were reported as the second most common injury in agility dogs (behind shoulder injuries) and accounted for 18% of all agility injuries. But why do agility dogs get back injuries?This article explores factors that may increase the risk of not only back injuries, but also any musculoskeletal injury. While agility dogs are the focus, the information can also be … [Read more...] about Why Do Agility Dogs Get Sore Backs?
Low back injuries in agility dogs can range from simple mechanical low back pain, to more serious acute disc injury and nerve compression. Without significant trauma, these injuries often present with subtle changes in performance. If ignored, these injuries may become more pronounced over time. … [Read more...] about Treatment of Low Back Injuries in Agility Dogs
Back injuries are a common cause of decreased performance and lameness in agility dogs. While some injuries are more obvious in nature, any unexplained drop in performance, or subtle lameness without an obvious orthopedic diagnosis, warrants further examination for a spinal cause. … [Read more...] about Low Back Injuries in Agility Dogs
Just like people, dogs can develop back problems over the course of their lives. Simple mechanical back pain and Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD) are the most common reasons for back pain. … [Read more...] about Back Pain in Dogs