Hip Dysplasia

 

Hip Dysplasia

There is a strong genetic link with Hip Dysplacie so it is advised that dogs who are known to already have Hip Hysplasia should not be allowed to breed.

Dog Health Issues - Description of Hip Dysplasia
The word Dysplasia literally means abnormal. The hip is a 'ball and socket' joint and as the dog grows the ball no longer fits snugly into the socket and therefore does not rotate smoothly resulting in an abnormal hip. The hip joint degenerates and results in Osteoarthritis.

 

 

Dog Health Problems - Symptoms of Hip Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia is marked by pain, inflammation, stiffness and limping. The most common signs of a problem with a dog is when they display signs of pain with the  inability to rise after sleeping or resting and finally a marked reluctance to take exercise. The problem is characterized by a ' swinging gait ' and a ' hopping run '.

Dog Health Questions - Dogs susceptible to Hip Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia can affect all breeds of dog but in particular, the heavier dogs.

 

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Dog Health Questions - Hip Dysplasia Causes
Any condition that damages a joint may produce arthritis. There is one main cause of Hip Dysplasia:

  • A Developmental disorder

Dog Health Information - Treatment of Hip Dysplasia
The treatment of Hip Dysplasia includes the following:

 
  • Controlled Diet
  • Controlled Exercise
  • Medication
  • Surgery

Dog Health Advice
We hope that the canine health information and dog health advice has been of some assistance. But please remember that if you are in doubt about your Dog's Health please consult your Canine Health Specialist.

 

Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems
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Hip Dysplasia

 

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