My german shepherd puppy slipped and his hind legs spreaded really wide. After the ship my puppy began to limp so I became concerned and took him to the vet. The vet diagnosised Bolo with Hip Dysplasia. How is that possible when Bolo slipped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So now I am left with what should I do??????????????????? If he really has HD I cannot afford to pay for surgery and my financial hardship want allow me to apply for a Care Credit Card or any other card for that matter. Someone please advise me on what I should do!!!!!
Definitely. That is the only way to diagnose HD. Also HD is not a reason to freak out - there are varying degrees, and many dogs live their whole lives symptom free. Even if your dog does show symptoms surgery is not the only option.
I moved your thread out of Loving Memory to Health (Like others are saying, HD is not a death sentence ), and added info to your subject line.
Please, don't panic or freak out! The limping may be un-related to the hips. Once we get to see the x-rays, you'll have a better idea of what you are dealing with. Many dogs have mild to moderate HD, and live full, happy, active, pain-free lives.
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My aussie mix was diagnosed with moderate-severe hip dysplasia at 8 months old. My vet did not recommend surgery for her. I keep her thin, feed a good diet, supplement with glucosamine and fish oil, and give adequan injections every 2 weeks. She is an active 8 year old dog and is doing very well. Swimming is an excellent exercise for hip dysplasia.