Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs - A Common Crippler



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Hip dysplasia is a painful condition that millions of dogs are diagnosed with every year. What is canine hip dysplasia? Sadly, it is a degenerative disease of the hip where the ball and socket components of the joint no longer fit tightly. The progressive deterioration of the joint is the heartbreaking result. Canine hip dysplasia is the most frequently encountered orthopedic disease in veterinary medicine. It can occur in mixed breeds of all types, but primarily it is a disease of purebreds. Most often it strikes the larger breeds such as Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Great Danes, and Saint Bernard's.



What are the signs of canine hip dysplasia? Being familiar with the signs and symptoms of pain can help you determine if your dog may need veterinary attention. Some of the classic symptoms of hip dysplasia are:


  • Walking or running with an altered gait

  • Showing signs of stiffness and pain in the rear legs after exercise or first thing in the morning

  • Resisting movements that require full extension or flexaion of the rear legs

  • As the condition progresses, the dogs will lose muscle tone and may need assistance getting up.

hip dsyplasia in dogs - how to help


Dogs of all ages are subject to the symptoms of hip dysplasia and the resultant arthritis. Commonly the symptoms do not begin until the middle or later years of a dog's life, yet in severe cases puppies may begin to show pain and discomfort during and after vigorous exercise.


Experts agree that there is a genetic link to this disease. Should a parent suffer from hip dysplasia the offspring are a greater risk for developing hip dysplasia.


Diagnosis of canine hip dysplasia is made through the combination of a physical exam and x-rays. Treatment of canine hip dysplasia depends on the age and severity of the joint degeneration. Currently there are a number of surgical procedures that may be preformed.


An orthopedic dog bed can give dogs relief from the pain of hip dysplasia and arthritis. Buddy Beds has designed the ultimate orthopedic memory foam dog bed.


orthopedic memory foam molds and contours to the animal's body shape relieving those painful pressure points which cut off circulation. This foam uses body temperature and weight to mold to the exact shape for comfort, custom support, and maximum pressure relief. Buddy Beds uses the finest quality 5lb. memory foam in their beds.


The Buddy Beds philosophy is: Our pets are family and deserve the best! Buddy Beds strives to construct the premier quality orthopedic dog bed on the market.



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hip dsyplasia in dogs - how to help