Hip Dysplasia Is A Common Orthopedic Issue In Dogs, So It'S Important To Know Your Dog'S Symptoms And What Treatment Options Are Available To You

Hip dysplasia is a condition that affects the joint of the ball-and-socket in the hips. The socket aspect of the hip does not cover enough of the joint aspect of their upper thigh bone.

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This can cause pain in dogs and make it difficult for them to move. It can also cause arthritis in dogs. With x-rays, it is often confirmed that a hip dysplastic is occurring. However, in some cases, your veterinarian may be able to detect it before x-ray. Your dog's clinical history and physical exam findings are helpful in this regard. Some veterinarians like to perform a good orthopedic examination with mild sedation to detect crepitus and what is known as a positive Ortolani sign. There are many treatment options for dogs with hip dyspasia. Weight Management is one of the most important facets of treatment. Dogs who are overweight put a greater strain on their joints. This results in more pain and discomfort. Joint supplements are useful too. Since 2006, Erica Irish has worked in the veterinary field.

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She started as a veterinary technician. She graduated from UF College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She has many interests and is especially interested in dermatology, cardiology, internal and integrative medicine. . .

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