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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-18-2013, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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Surprise hips: Not bad but not great.

This was a part of my surprise ER visit documented here. I asked for some hip pics since I was already shelling out $$$ for the sedation and what have you.

I didn't ask for them to be rated-quality (I'm not entering anything so I don't think I need a rating? Complete GSD newbie here!); was more concerned about what I went there for, but wanted a heads-up. So I'll submit it to the judges here.

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When I was talking to her, she said they were "not bad, but..." and I filled in the not great. She had a kind of :/ face, so... In my visit notes, the vet said "DJD changes of left hip, less than 50% coverage and flattened femoral heads bilateral... he will likely have arthritis in the future."

Also, is there a guide to getting x-rays for OFA rating?

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you can have them submitted to OFA for like 35.00 and get a rating..I'm no expert, but agree with your vet..

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