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Old 12-29-2012, 08:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
carmspack
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hold your horses and stop worrying.

number one send the x ray plates to OFA for their opinion.
the vet may be wrong in his assessment altogether , the gap may be because of poor positioning .

If you bought from a breeder , hopefully there was a guarantee. Provide the OFA results to the breeder and have them make good. Refund for the dog?
Same with your sister . Seems like this is an obvious genetic trait in this line or combination and needs to be stopped right here -- meaning no more pups . If there is no guarantee , welllll - I guess that is what you can expect from casual , hobby (make a quick buck) breeders.

A dog can have hip dysplasia and live a totally normal , functional life without arthritic changes that would impact on mobility or enjoyment.

Look into DIET. Anti inflammatory - Omega 3 , and such .

Keep the dog fit , build ligament, cartilage and muscle .

I think you can do so without lining the vet's pocket with $10,000 -----
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