Well, I've done some googles and I can definitely see what you are talking about now! We're not planning on breeding him, so all I really want for him is to know that they won't cause him problems. We did the elbows too because he was already under anesthetic so it would only cost an extra $20 or so, and would give us (hopefully) peace of mind. He's still intact, and I'd rather leave it that way, but if he has HD they should come off. He'll be 2 in a few days, and I would like to maybe start running with him, he loves agility (did a tiny bit last fall), he also LOVES the flirt pole, and we wanted to make sure that we wouldn't be hurting him if we did any of these things.
We decided to get an OFA done because, with our other dog Frankie, we just did the regular vet xrays. We had NO idea how to read the xrays, and the vet said her hips were fine. Found out from another vet, a few years later (after she started having hip/lower back/ACL type pains at 6 yrs), that they were NOT fine. Not terrible, but not great either. Probably a mild, possibly a moderate HD, based on 2nd vet's opinion (40% or less coverage). So we wanted to get a pro opinion for Nox, this time around.
Anyone else with an opinion, please chime in. It's all a learning experience for me. Can't wait to hear what the pros say! Fingers crossed for a fair!
Last edited by McWeagle; 05-20-2016 at 10:29 AM.