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Old 02-03-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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Now my baby girl is popping her back right hip bad enough I can hear it. Its on the right side which is the worse. With her being less then two years old, I don't know what steps to take now. She still runs like crazy, just cause she is still a pup. It doesn't seem to put her in pain, but I am giving her meds for inflammation and pain. Vet said that she is bad on the other side too. Less then 25% on both sides. As for the popping, is it getting worse or is it the change in the seasons? We had a cold front come thru and seems like, this is when it started. She has a sweater she wears when she goes outside that covers her hip area. She doesn't stay still long enough for a heating pad or blanket. She is such a problem child… ugh. I sent this yesterday. Wanted to update. Going to talk to vet today. Any help would really be appreciated. Thanks in advance

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:51 AM   #2
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Poor baby. Please post an update after her vet visit.

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Hip dysplasia can be treated in several ways, depending on the severity. Conservative management can include medication, supplements, restricted exercise, and physical therapy. In more severe cases, surgery is often warranted and these options can include THR (total hip replacement), TPO (Triple Pelvic Osteotomy), and FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy). Your dog should have xrays taken by an expert while under anesthesia so that the best views of the hips can be taken and evaluated. My previous dog had severe HD and underwent a THR when she just turned six. The difference in how she felt and how she could move was truly amazing. I'd urge you to ask your vet for a referral to an orthopedic specialist as they are extremely experienced in dealing with HD and can best advise you on the preferred course of action for you dog. I hope she is feeling better soon.


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That's heartbreaking to see a very playful pup is being kept by injury, hope you will get great advice and medication from your vet.

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