Administrator & Alpha Bitch of the Wild Bunch
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Michigan, USA
There is no way to know, unfortunately.
The dog I mentioned that we had with worse hips was first x-rayed at a year old. Her hips were worse than your dogs.. more laxity, more femoral head flattening and remodeling, arthritis already evident.. and as I said with diet, exercise and joint supplements when she died at 13 of cancer she still had never been bothered a day in her life by her hips. Though many vets had told us to expect her to be crippled by middle age, it never happened. Then I've known dogs who's x-rays weren't as bad as her's, but who were bothered by their hips much younger. So there really is no way to predict the future. The only thing to do is try to be proactive with diet, exercise and supplements, and if problems do arise later they can be treated with meds, alternative therapies, or surgery.
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