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post #5 of (permalink) Old 09-01-2018, 01:32 PM
Sunsilver
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The main problem with those hips is the sockets are shallow and don't completely cover the hip ball. I do not see a lot of subluxation, meaning there is a lot of space between the ball joint and the hip joint (i.e. a partial dislocation). The balls are firmly seated in the socket.

Unless she is showing symptoms, I would feel comfortable doing different activities with her. Tracking, obedience, walking, swimming, etc. I'd avoid anything that's going to put too much stress on the joints, for example, fast turns.

As has been said above, keep her lean and fit!

Edited to add: were the x-rays submitted to OFA?

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