This is a Skeletal condition.

Oculoskeletal Dysplasia 2

What is OSD2?

This is a developmental disease that causes dwarfism, lameness, and partial to complete vision loss.

What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?

Signs can include dramatic short-limbed dwarfism, lameness, and partial to complete vision loss. Affected dogs tend to have early onset arthritis.

When do signs and symptoms develop?

Signs are first recognized in puppies.

How do vets diagnose this condition?

Genetic testing and clinical signs can be used to diagnose this condition.

How is this condition treated?

Currently, there is no treatment for this condition. Medications may be prescribed to help with pain.

What actions should I take if my dog is affected?

  • Give your dog medications as prescribed to help with pain and inflammation.
  • Keep dogs with vision loss on a leash in unfamiliar areas and teach them verbal commands.
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