|09-08-2013 09:08 AM|
OFA will do a prelim on any age, and give a reading, basically a normal or not normal. But the hips will still need to be redone at 2 years to get an official rating.
We sent in xrays of a 12 week old puppy that came back as not normal. We sent them in again at 10 months and came back HD, so the first set of xrays were telling the story.
|09-08-2013 12:42 AM|
|arycrest||You could feel/hear my OES puppy's hips popping in and out at 8 weeks of age. I forget how old she was when the vet confirmed it via x-ray, but she was young. FWIW she lived to celebrate her 16th birthday.|
|09-07-2013 11:20 PM|
Wow. I didn't think it could be diagnosed so young. Having OFA check the hips---do you have to do a repeat when they are older?
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|09-07-2013 07:58 PM|
|JakodaCD OA||what she said ^^^^^|
|09-07-2013 07:44 PM|
Dogs can have HD at about any age, we have seen some as early as 12 weeks with nasty bad hips/sockets.........
But, it can only be diagnosed by xrays. Not because of movement, not because of bunny hopping, not because of "creaking" noises. Those can be initial signs of HD or they can be nothing.
Xrays and only xrays are the ONLY way to diagnose HD, any other way is only guessing.
|09-07-2013 07:40 PM|
|mycobraracr||At four months, OFA can give you a very accurate reading of the dogs hips. At five-six months they can do elbows. These diagnoses can not come except from x-rays.|
|09-07-2013 05:22 PM|
Zira showed signs at 4months or so... was diagnosed a few months later (severe). Duke showed very little signs at first (got him at 2), but earlier this year he started having neurological issues that required us to x-ray extensively.... a little over 3yrs old, he was diagnosed (mild).
If they have it... they have it. Could be young, could be old.... some never show any signs.
|09-07-2013 02:18 PM|
Ok! I'm trying to get him in the forum so he can give info. I'll tell him about the shots!
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|09-07-2013 02:16 PM|
I knew something was wrong with Dexter before 5 months because he didnt like other dogs playing near his rear end. We got X-rays at 6 months to diagnose it though. He's doing very well after his 8 shot treatment of Adequan. As you can see from my profile pics, he lets my maltipoo climb all over his rear end..lol. I take him every 2 weeks for another shot and give him glucosamine with msm every day.Now he lets me rub him around the area without flinching. Runs very fast around the dog park with other dogs and doesnt seem to be in pain like before. im not saying its a miracle because im being skeptic and still hoping for the best. He may still need surgery down the line, but for right now I can see good changes in him as hes getting older. Surprisingly the popping sound only comes from the good hip now? I don't know if its because he's getting older and things aren't as loose, but I told my vet I'm going to wait on surgery and take some more X-rays down the road.
I would tell your friend, what people on this site advised me to do about glucosamine and give the puppy more time.
P.s. we also did the laser therapy for pain management and inflamation instead of Rimadyl
|09-07-2013 01:59 PM|
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