Kingsgurl wrote:That's why I have questions about this particular injury in APBT. I don't think it can just be laid at the door of the rise in popularity of the breed.
I've owned them since 1984 and NEVER had a dog come up with one. Now both my current dogs have had it.
I recently heard theories linking it to the way people currently tend to keep dogs (ie, they are more usually kept either inside or crated, not loose to run all day in the yard (or, heaven forbid, running the neighborhood) Let's face it, in the house, they lay on the couch (or the bed ) while we are gone, then play hard when we come home.
Kind of makes sense to me (the week end warrior syndrome) I just wish I KNEW more about it since I sure as hell want to avoid it in the future!
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