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Exercises For Canine Arthritis And Hip Dysplasia

Dogs with mobility problems due to hip dysplasia should engage in moderate, low contact activities. It is very important that a dog with Hip Dysplasia keeps moving. Exercising with Hip Dysplasia is a balancing act; too much can cause pain and too little makes the condition worse. Exercise is not only beneficial for a dog with this condition to aid with joint mobility – it also helps to rebuild and maintain muscle to support the joint, Read More

The Preferred Supplements Used To Combat Arthritis and Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Arthritis and hip dysplasia are very common illnesses in dogs. Though they are very different illnesses, often times a dog with hip dysplasia will develop arthritis so they both require similar treatment. One out of every five dogs will develop arthritis in their lifetimes. It is a degenerative joint disease that causes stiff painful joints. Arthritis develops when the cartilage protecting the bones of the joints wears down or is destroyed. Without cartilage, the joint Read More

The 6 Common Signs Of Canine Hip Dysplasia

Any veterinarian will tell you that the most difficult and frustrating dog diseases are “Canine hip dysplasia. Canine hip dysplasia or CHD is a condition in which the dog’s femur does not fit properly with the hip socket. In this scenario, the cartilage is damaged, the joint is slowly destroyed and the dog experiences pain and swelling in the affected area. Hip dysplasia in dogs is not the same as hip arthritis. However, dog hip Read More

Questions and Tips When Talking With A Dog Breeder

Have you decided to get add a dog to your family? Congratulations! You are in for one of the best experience of life. The first thing that comes to your mind is where and how to get a dog that best fit into your lifestyle, family or work. No need to panic, breeders are all over the state but the major constraint is how to identify a reputable breeder with excellent track record of producing Read More

How To Choose A Good And Reputable Breeder For Preventing Hip Dysplasia And Other Genetic Disorders

If you are thinking of adding a puppy into your home, you might have two options. One is looking for a place to get a puppy, and another is getting the right breeder for your puppy. If you choose to go the breeder way it is important to choose a reputable breeder who will help you avoid some genetic disorders such as hip dysplasia. A responsible and certified breeder will screen for all the health issues Read More

What Do Certified Breeders Do To Ensure That The Puppies Do Not Have Hip Dysplasia?

Hip dysplasia is a complex inherited disorder where the hip joints of a puppy do not develop correctly. The condition is characterized by the weakening of the joints, as the dog grows older. The condition is also known to cause stiffness, pain, as well as lameness. Certified dog breeders try to ensure that they reduce the chances of the puppies being born with hip dysplasia. In the case of hip dysplasia, the dogs, which are Read More

What To Look For In A Good Breeder When Getting Your Next Puppy

First of all look if the breeder is registered or not. If a breeder is registered, you are more likely to get a healthy, well-conditioned puppy with pure bloodlines. There are many breeders who are merely in the business the money and will often breed and keep their dogs in squalid and inhumane conditions. So you may also have to make sure the dogs and puppies are kept in a clean, comfy and safe surrounding. Otherwise, Read More

What To Avoid When Your Puppy Is Young To Prevent Hip Dysplasia

Experts advise that there are three main ways you can help give your puppy great hips. The first is by feeding for a suitable growth rate, the second is avoiding inappropriate exercise. Low protein diets will be the best option for young dogs at risk of hip dysplasia. This is because it contains less calcium and, in most cases, has a better balance of electrolytes than normal. There are a lot of diets available by Read More

Low Cost Treatment Options For Canine Hip Dysplasia

A suitable diagnosis can only be made using X-rays of the pelvis and hips. One of the main problems about X-ray is that the dog will be under intense anesthesia, which entails its own set of risks. If you choose to perform the test, the X-rays will allow your veterinarian to evaluate the severity of your dog hip dysplasia, which varies from moderate to severe. The diagnosis depends on placing the femur on the right Read More

What Do Good Breeders Do To Help Ensure Their Puppies Are Hip Dysplasia Free?

There are two main opportunities for a certified breeder to make sure that a puppy does not have hip dysplasia. The first opportunity begins before birth. The second begins when you bring the pup home. For this section, we will deal with what a breeder can do before the birth of a puppy to ensure the dogs do not have hip dysplasia. As a licensed breeder, make sure that all dog used for the breeding Read More