Hip dysplasia

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Hip dysplasia is one of the biggest problems that our dog can suffer. It is a congenital, hereditary and degenerative bone disease.

Hip dysplasia is caused by a malformation of the coxofemoral joint. This disease can cause pain and even lameness in our pet. Prevention is fundamental to avoid greater evils. For this reason, what we must do is to make sure that our pet maintains an adequate weight and that he/she does physical exercise. If not treated in time, the animal may become lame and even lose its mobility.

Warning signs

An animal that tends to be active, to run and jump and is of a restless and playful nature, if we suddenly see him that can’t get upIf the dog seems to prefer to lie down, or mysteriously seems to prefer to lie down, this means that something is wrong with him. A visit to the veterinarian becomes essential if the symptoms persist and we find no other apparent cause or suspect that he may have a problem in his legs or hips. The pain would cause the animal to not want to stand or walk.


Restricting treats as much as possible and providing a low-fat, high-fiber diet, as well as an active lifestyle and regular health check-ups can control the danger of the disease.

Once the disease has appeared, hydrotherapy (exercise in water) in a specialized center can reduce the pain of our pets if they suffer from hip dysplasia.