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.
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.
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. . .