Big ol' Bora is popping again too. She's around 12 years old. Who knows how long she was overweight and fed old roy dog food. Cosequin max. helps her immensely. We've been off of it for a while and she started going downhill again. Getting back on it now, I would really like to try the egg shell membrane that was suggested to me, it's a matter of money at the moment. With your pup having hip dysplasia I would give it a try for sure. Oh, and massages, I use a vibrating back massager. You know the battery operated five dollar things from walmart. Keep her blood moving and tissue oxygenated. I do it for all my seniors, they love it.