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08-25-2014 05:18 PM
MyHans-someBoy I think Kelsey has another thread where the X-rays are posted...
08-25-2014 05:13 PM
lauren43 I am very interested in this as well. I hope some HD educated folks chime in and educate us!! And I would post x-rays, there seem to be many ppl on here that can read them!!
08-25-2014 04:15 PM
MyHans-someBoy Welcome!
I'd say you've probably come to the right place for a discussion of HD

My shepherd was diagnosed with HD at about the same age as your dog.

I am not good at reading x-rays, but there are several people on the forum who are.

My dog's left hip is so-so. His right hip is pretty bad- the "ball" doesn't even begin to fit down into the socket.

I immediately put him on joint supplements and I suspect he has a high tolerance for pain because he never yelps or acts like he's painful. The only indication of his HD is a different kind of gait and the fact that our play/training sessions are pretty short for such a high energy breed.

I let him decide when he is done playing and he will grab his toy and head to the house when he is at his limit.

I do have some previcox on hand in case he would need it, but so far he hasn't. He is now 3 years old.

I know there are several people on this forum who use adequan, so hopefully, a little later in the day when most folks get off work, you can get some answers.

I wish you the best of luck with him. It can be a difficult situation to deal with.
08-25-2014 01:24 PM
Not a GSD owner, but...

Hello everyone! My name is Kelsey and I own a 1.5 year old bully mutt he recently(4ish months ago) got diagnosed with HD and has started taking Ichon injections. I'm an active member on several dog forums but not a lot of people there no about ichon/adequan or much about HD in general. Sadly, I figured GSD people would know more about it, and I stumbled across this forum. After I saw the "show your hips" forum I knew I was in the right place and decided to sign up. I was re evaluating my dogs hip xrays the other day and noticed something I hadn't noticed before.
His specialist is pretty annoyed with the amount of questions I'v asked and told me I just need to bring him every 6 months for new xrays and blood work so since my dog has been to him 3 times in the last 4 months, I don't want to take him back in or call(I just need to find a new specialist that cares more :/) -holy run on sentence batman!
Anywho, I assume I should post his xrays and some more details in the proper sub forum and hopefully someone can give me their opinion.
Thanks for reading folks!

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