While any breed of dog can develop hip and joint problems, hip dysplasia is most common in medium to large pedigreed dogs, including German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, and the much-loved Labrador Retriever.
Hip dysplasia is a genetic disease affected by factors such as diet, environment, exercise, growth rate, hormones, and muscle mass. Common canine disorder, which results in loosening of the hip joint, is a painful condition that occurs during the growing season in dogs.
According to the scotsmanOther breeds likely to suffer are French bulldogs, Newfoundlands, and Saint Bernards. Signs of hip dysplasia include a reluctance to get up or jump, shifting weight to the forelimbs, and loss of muscle mass in the hindlimbs.
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If you have a dog who is at risk for hip dysplasia, the PDSA says you should feed and exercise him properly, especially when he’s growing. It is vital that you keep your puppies in shape, however too much exercise could worsen the condition. When it comes to feeding time, they are more likely to have problems later in life if they don’t have the right nutrition as puppies.
Vets advise: “It’s also very important to talk openly with your vet about your finances, the cost of treatment, as well as what you think is right for your dog. There are often several treatment options out there, so if one doesn’t works for you and your pet, then your vet can offer you another one.”
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