Hip Dysplasia

 

Hip dysplasia is a genetic trait that causes an abnormal formation of the hip socket that in its most severe form can cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis.  Some cases of hip dysplasia are mild and cause few symptoms however it can be so severe that young dogs require surgery in order to move without pain.

 

There are several different approaches to detect a dog's risk to develop degenerative joint diesease in his life and to pass on this gene to his offsprings.  

 

Learn more about different methods for hip disease evaluations. 

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