Hip Dysplasia X-Rays Opinions Needed!
We adopted Shelby, our German Shepherd, a little over a year ago from a rescue. She has more food allergies than I can count and has already had to face so many challenges in her short life. Unfortunately, she was just diagnosed with hip*dysplasia*at 2 years old. Our vet has recommended we consider surgical repair and begin meeting with orthopedic surgeons. Shelby rarely shows any symptoms such as pain, slowness getting up from laying position, avoidance of stairs, etc.. In fact, she does not appear to have any limitations at all and outwardly appears to be a normal, happy and healthy dog.*There have been a couple of times where her back left leg has seemed a little sore but the pain has never lasted*very long*and she has never let it slow her down. In addition to the occasional soreness, a couple of weeks ago she slid on some wet grass causing her to limp for a couple hours, but the pain seems to have passed completely*since then.
How bad do the hips look?**
What can we expect as she gets older?**
Has anyone had a puppy close to this condition at this age?