Hip dysplasia

Canine Hip Dysplasia and Prolotherapy: From The Case Files—Hunter’s Hip Dysplasia Was Nearly A Death Sentence

Canine Hip Dysplasia and Prolotherapy: From The Case Files—Hunter’s Hip Dysplasia Was Nearly A Death Sentence

Sometimes you hear a word so often that it loses its meaning. Hip dysplasia is a common orthopedic issue in dogs. That doesn’t mean that it cannot be debilitating. There are still dogs who are euthanized because of the severe effects of hip dysplasia. Thank you, Dr. Mark D Newkirk, for sharing Hunter’s story. Hunter’s story Hunter, a one-year-old yellow…

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Understanding Canine Hip Dysplasia: Hip Dysplasia Prevention And Treatment Options

Understanding Canine Hip Dysplasia: Hip Dysplasia Prevention And Treatment Options

The primary cause of hip dysplasia is genetic but other factors, such as husbandry and environmental factors, play their role as well. Prevention starts with selective breeding. Breeding Responsible breeders screen their dogs’ hips with either PennHIP or OFA x-rays before including them in their breeding population. Genetic testing is not available at this time. Dogs without obviously dysplastic hips…

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Canine Hip Dysplasia: Indy’s Struggle with Sore Hips

Canine Hip Dysplasia: Indy’s Struggle with Sore Hips

You might think of hip dysplasia as sore, arthritic hips. While it is true that arthritis inevitable develops, hip dysplasia means an unstable hip joint. You can learn more about hip dysplasia and how to prevent it here. Thank you, Angie Falcsik, for sharing Indy’s story. Indy’s story Indy’s story began about 4 years ago when Indy was just 6…

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Canine Hip And Elbow Dysplasia: Are They The Same Thing?

Canine Hip And Elbow Dysplasia: Are They The Same Thing?

Hip and elbow dysplasia are a common cause of lameness in dogs. They sound like they should be the same thing, right? Are they though? The word dysplasia has a rather broad meaning. It is from Greek and it stands for malformation. In the context of veterinary medicine, dysplasia means abnormal development or growth. Both hip and elbow dysplasia refer…

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