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Rottweiler is breed most prone to osteoarthritis, study finds

The Rottweiler is more likely than other breeds to develop osteoarthritis, and the condition is more likely in males and in dogs that are heavier than average for their breed, according to Royal Veterinary College analysis of records from 1,000 veterinary practices in the UK. The average age at diagnosis was 10.5 years, and long-term pain medication is recommended in 75% cases, the researchers found.

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