What you do is go with FHO which takes away any kind of pain because there is nothing there to cause pain--no bone on bone. I have a golden that had 2 FHOs--fully recovered, no arthritis, no supplements and no limp. My GSD is recovering from Her first and will be having her second. Again no issues. I wouldn't go any other route and I'm very happy with the results. Swimming is the main thing for rehab. My golden was 16 months old and GSD is 4.5 yrs old.
"A femoral head ostectomy (FHO) is a surgical procedure that removes the head and neck from the femur. FHO surgery is performed to alleviate pain."
Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- GSD CGC, TC, Midnite-GSD CGC,TC, Brennan-Golden Retriever CGC, Batman-Husky/Greyhound , Apollo-GSD
Last edited by llombardo; 02-23-2016 at 07:19 PM.