Originally Posted by GusGus
I know breeders and such X-ray their dogs hips/elbows for the purpose of good genetics, BUT would it be beneficial to just a pet GSD owner to do the same? If so what are the benefits and what could those X-rays tell me about the future?
Gus is a year and a half and if it can tell me anything beneficial about what to expect about the future I would like to get this done after 2 yrs. Thanks!
Well, there are several reasons to get hips & elbows checked.
1. It lets you know how they are.
2. It lets the breeder know how they are. This is important information for their breeding programs.
3. If there is a problem it lets you get started treating it right away.
4. If there is NOT a problem it gives you peace of mind that your dog can run and play and jump and twist and do all those things without having to worry about their joints.
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