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About Canine Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a common canine disorder. Despite efforts by breeders and the Orthopedic Foundation of America (OFA), the prevalence is not decreasing. The problem ranges from mild to severe and often begins in puppies as young as six months of age.

Usually, clinical signs of canine hip dysplasia develop by one year of age but in some dogs the signs become obvious later in life as osteoarthritis gradually worsens. Numerous successful treatments for hip dysplasia are available depending on the age of the patient and severity of the problem.

Many breeds are susceptible to hip dysplasia, although it tends to be especially common in larger dogs including the following breeds Bernese Mountain Dog, Bloodhound, Boxer, Brittany Spaniel, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, Golden Retriever, Gordon Setter, German Shepherd Dog, Labrador Retriever, Old English Sheepdog, Standard Poodle, Rottweiler, St. Bernard, Welsh Springer Spaniel, and Welsh Corgi. Mixed breeds are also subject to hip dysplasia. Not even the toy breeds are spared, although frequency is lower in small dogs. Large dogs that have a relatively low incidence of hip dysplasia include the Borzoi, Doberman Pinscher, Great Dane, Greyhound, Irish Wolfhound, and Siberian Husky.

Mixed breed dogs can also be affected by hip dysplasia, as well as small and even toy breed dogs. While the occurence of hip dysplasia in smaller breeds is not as prevalent, there are many cases.

If you are concerned about hip dysplasia in your dog, we would love to discuss treatment options.

 

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