As with many large dog breeds, St. Bernards are susceptible to health problems that are associated with joints, bones or skin because of their massive size and loose skin. Many of these can be treated, but can also be costly for the owner. The most common health problems associated with the St. Bernard include:
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Osteochondrosis: An abnormality of the cartilage.
Fragmentation of the medial coronoid process: The ulna bone breaks or degenerates.
Ununited anconeal process: The anconeal process does not fuse properly with the ulna resulting in joint instability.
Elbow incongruity: Caused when the radius and the ulna grow at different
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