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Apollo is six months old. Here is his x ray.

Appreciate all comments. I am having trouble evaluating this.

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The pics won't load for me. Sorry.
 

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Think only PennHip xrays are good for such a young dog, unless the hips are SUPER bad and degeneration is clearly seen.

Which I do not see in your dog's xrays :)



Canine Hip Dysplasia - Veterinary Referral Surgical Practice

All puppies appear to be born with normal hips. In dogs affected with hip dysplasia, radiographic changes become evident within several months to several years. A good x-ray at a young age does not rule out the possibility of hip dysplasia occurring later in life. At 24 months, more than 95 percent of dogs with hip dysplasia show radiographic changes associated with the disease. The O.F.A. does not classify a dog's hips until he or she is at least two years old.
 

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I see flattening if the femoral head on both sides, and the left side has less than 50% coverage.

I have way worse hips, but they are not fantastic. Whether they will cause a problem is anyone's guess.

Keep your pup thin and well muscled.
 

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Thank you all for your comments, and thanks Jean for all your help getting this up on the board. I seem to be in a situation that is difficult to assess, so I continue to solicit all comments and suggestions.

Finally, if anyone can recommend a specialist for me to see in the Los Angeles area that would be appreciated.
 

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He is still young, but his hips look pretty questionable at this point. He could grow to anything at this point. The legs really are pulled in close together, which could not help.

Weird thing is that his stifle on the left looks shifted in it. Probably the positioning. Puppy bones are always so fun when the growth plates aren't totally closed. It almost looks like they have lots of breaks lol.
 
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