Hip dysplasia affects around 15% of the dog population. This disease is caused by a deformity of the hip during growth. The ball and socket joint of the hip are not growing at equal rates during puppyhood, which causes them to roughly rub rather than smoothly function together. These joints eventually deteriorate and lose function. Hip dysplasia can be very painful for dogs, so it is the owner’s responsibility to be properly educated so they can make sure their sweet companion can still achieve great quality of life with this condition.
Treatmentsoptions can vary, but we like to look through a holistic lens and provide you with education on many different options such as home-therapies, surgical options and/or medicines. Below is a quick synopsis of the more common options available.
Preventionis difficult in this condition due to genetic tendencies, but it is possible to reduce the risk. We’ve compiled a quick list of things to help guide you in reducing risk for your pup:
To help your dog with management of pain from this condition, the Benefab® Canine Comfort Suit keeps joints, tendons, and ligaments supple and relaxed. The suit provides a supportive compression for anxiety and comfort. It helps harmonize bodily functions safely and naturally stimulating recovery time, promoting blood circulation, increasing oxygen flow, and ultimately reducing pain and stiffness. The material is also breathable with wicking qualities.
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