Hip dysplasia is one of the most common skeletal diseases in dogs and affects millions of dogs worldwide. As the disease progresses, a dog's hip joints degenerate, causing increased pain and mobility issues for the dog. If left untreated, a dog will eventually be unable to use his/her hind legs and suffer extreme pain.
However, the vast majority of dogs with hip dysplasia can lead full and active lives if the disease is diagnosed early enough and proper treatment is given and maintained.
Early Diagnosis and Treatment is the key
How do you know if it’s hip dysplasia? Your dog can’t explain what’s wrong with them, so it’s important to watch their non-verbal clues closely and take even subtle changes seriously.
Signs that your dog may have hip dysplasia:
If your dog seems to have any of these symptoms take them to your veterinarian for an evaluation.
The best thing to do for your dog in managing their hip dysplasia is to get a diagnosis and start a treatment plan as soon as possible.
THE DOG STUDIO offer tailored treatments for hip dysplasia with excellent results using a combination of spa, swimming pool and underwater treadmill we strengthen the muscles around their hips, which reduces stress on the joint itself, this is probably the best treatment for hip dysplasia along with a healthy diet and pain relief devised by your vet
The pleasure we get from helping dogs with hip dysplasia is enormous you can almost see the relief on their faces as they enter the warm water and the weight is taken off their limbs and of course while they are swimming they are building up other muscles including the heart which has got to be good.
We offer the first session for free this allows you and your dog to come and meet us to see what we are all about and discuss the best treatment for your dog.