Canine hip dysplasia (CHD) is a condition that begins as puppies grow and develop. If the hip joint does not form properly, it results in excessive joint laxity (loose joint rather than a normal tight joint). Loose or unstable joints will cause excess wear and tear on the hip joint, which will lead to painful arthritis inflammation. As the condition progresses, so will pain and discomfort.
For the Family Pet
Identify your pet's risk for developing hip dysplasia early in life. By choosing to hip screen your pet, you can implement changes to improve your companion's overall quality of life.
For the Breeder
Reduce the prevalence of canine hip dysplasia by identifying which dogs are suitable for your breeding program.
For the Working Dog
Whether your dog is used for service, herding or hunting, their work span can be shortened due to hip dysplasia. Determine if the career choice and training program will be the best fit.
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