Good day folks.
Yesterday I was at coffee shop with my friend. She got a dog for her birthday. He is so lovely. But she is scared for his health. She told me that his mom had hip dysplasia and she is scared that very soon her dog will be diagnosed with it.
I don’t know what to tell you since I don’t know so many things about it.
So, I came up here. I was hoping that you can tell me what are the diagnosis and prevention of hip dysplasia in dogs?
Share with me whatever you know :)
I understand why she is worried but just because his mom had it that doesn’t mean that this is going to happen with her as well. Some breeds are genetically predisposed to get hip dysplasia.
But I am glad that she thinks in advance.
Vet is the only one who can diagnose hip dysplasia in dogs, but you can notice it thanks to some symptoms as well.
There are so many things that can be done when dog is diagnosed with it. For example, dog with this disease will have to exercise.
It needs to be diagnosed on time because in some cases total hip replacement is necessary.
Hello there guys. This is ugly diseases. But I can swear that I was reading somewhere that this disease can be prevented. For example, you can prevent it with foods. You should give your dog high quality food that is full of nutrients and minerals. Most of vets will tell you that some extra weight will effect on your dog’s hips and joints.
Diet that is lack in nutrition also can lead to this disease and some other abnormalities in dogs.
When you are choosing a food for your dog, you should always look for high quality commercial food that has a lot of vitamin E.
Hello there. Well I believe that hip dysplasia cannot be prevented. Maybe it can be postponed – MAYBE, but I still don’t believe in this. Yes, exercises can be good but sometimes they can speed up whole this procedure. I agree that feeding your dog with good and balanced diet program can help because your dog won’t gain extra pounds, but it is still not a solution.
And yes, one more thing. This is inherited disease and there are multiple genes involved. Dogs without the genes for hip dysplasia will not develop it. So in this case that we are talking about it is possible that this dog can develop hip dysplasia.