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WHAT IS HIP DYSPLASIA
Dog Hip Dysplasia is a badly worn or incorrectly formed hip joint where the round bone of
the femur does not fit properly into the socket bone of the hip. It is more common in
large dog breeds, such as the Flat Coated Retriever.
EFFECTS OF HIP DYSPLASIA
Due to the grinding effect of the bones, a dog with hip dysplasia will be in pain, worsened
when walking. Affected dogs may be unable to perform their working duties due to the pain.
DIAGNOSIS OF HIP DYSPLASIA
Hip dysplasia can only be diagnosed by x-ray, though it may be detected as a dog become progressively
immobile or reluctant to walk.
Hip dysplasia is a hereditary disease and this is why when you buy a puppy/dog you should
ask to see certificates of clearance for both the mother and father dogs.
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TREATMENT OF HIP DYSPLASIA
The only treatment is through surgery - removing the pectineus muscle, the round bone of the
femur, reconstruction of the femur and artificial replacement of the hip.
Some dogs may see an improvement with a combination of gentle controlled exercise,
anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving drugs. One such treatment is hydrotherapy which is explained in greater detail on the
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