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Nutritionally Responsive Conditions Part 3

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Factors influencing skeletal development

Factors influencing skeletal development

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Skeletal development in dogs is affected by three main factors. The genetic factor includes the breed of the animal and its predisposition to diseases. Genetics will define how big your dog will be, how fast he will grow, and depending on other factors, if he will develop some skeletal problem. Nutrition affects how your dog will grow and consequently the skeletal development. Environmental factors such as exercise and type of floor will also be vital in the development of the skeletal system, and therefore another important tool in the prevention and treatment of these type of disorders