Extremidades cortas y desproporcionadas
Crecimiento óseo anormal y deformidades esqueléticas
Dientes torcidos y mandíbula acortada
Pobre crecimiento y desarrollo físico
Patas arqueadas: generalmente afecta las patas delanteras
Achondroplasia (dwarfism) is a bone condition where bones don’t grow to the average expected size of the breed. It results in abnormally short legs, or the condition of dwarfism.
Because this form of osteochondrodysplasia is caused by an abnormality of the fibroblast growth factor receptor gene, the condition is considered to be hereditary. This trait is actually selectively encouraged in certain breeds, such as the Welsh corgi, Skye terrier and dachshund.
Other breeds commonly affected are the German shepherd, Boston terrier, Japanese spaniel, Scottish terrier, English pointer, shih-tzu, cocker spaniel, beagle and bulldog.
Symptoms of Canine Achondroplasia
Short, disproportionate limbs
Abnormal bone growth and skeletal deformities
Crooked teeth and shortened jaw
Poor growth and physical development
Bow-leggedness — usually affecting the front legs
Treatment Options for Achondroplasia
Depending on the severity of the condition, many dogs can live long and healthy lives without any treatment whatsoever.
Others may require: anti-inflammatory medication to alleviate pressure and pain while orthopedic surgery may be needed to manage pain in the most severe cases