Hip and Elbow dysplasia in dogs
You may come across a situation where your vet tells you that your dog has hip or elbow dysplasia. Hip dysplasia is regularly found in the later phases of the dogs life, however this isn't always the case. Apart from medication, joint supplements, keeping the weight off and gentle exercises there’s not much more they can do, unless, you were prepared to have surgery. Even this will not fix your dog. This is because; sadly, hip and elbow dysplasia in your dog is a degenerative condition that cannot be cured. One of the best exercises is swimming. For swimming, we only recommend that this is done through a professionally qualified hydrotherapy centre to start with and if you wish to continue the swimming yourself, always make sure your dog wears a god quality life jacket, highly recommended are the Ezydog life jackets. Swimming is a great way to exercise and build muscles without any impact on the joints. Our products were developed to assist the owners to keep walking their dogs and furthermore to continue giving your pet a great quality of life. Our GenX harness is the popular here You may ask what hip dysplasia is; this is mostly seen in the larger breeds, however its not limited to just the large breeds. The hip joint is basically a ball and socket joint. As they develop and if they do not fit, this cause them to rub and grind against each other which will deteriorate them over time. It will be extremely painful for the dog and will lead to arthritis and joint pains. When the dog is a puppy, there are various elements such as sporadic growth within the large and giant breed dogs, too much exercise whilst the dog is still a puppy, bad weight management, and bad nutrition can all help heighten the situation. The symptoms to look out for is: * Difficulty in getting up, running or climbing stairs * Loss of muscle in the rear legs * Painful movements * Limping
* Walking slower Elbow Dysplasia in dogs is more complicated. It has a series of three bones and if these do not fit, the results could lead to elbow dysplasia. We highly recommend that you see a vet and have your dog checked out as hip dysplasia comes in at various levels ranging from Excellent, Mild, Moderate and Severe. Depending on the level, the vet will recommend appropriate action.