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Hip Dysplasia and Your Dog

Any sign of lameness or limping exhibited by your pet dog should be brought to the attention of your Bel Air, MD veterinarian.  in a dog's life. This disease primarily affects large and giant bred dogs, such as Great Danes, Golden Retrievers, Saint Bernards, German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Rottweilers, although it can occur in medium-sized breeds, as well. Hip dysplasia is caused by a loosening of the muscles and ligaments associated with the hip joint. In many cases, affected dogs have normal hips during birth and the problem generally develops gradually as they grow and mature. The soft tissues that are present in the joint does not develop normally eventually causing a partial dislocation of bones that leaves them misaligned but still in some contact with ea ch other. This "dislocation" and the subsequent "reshaping" of the hip leads to the symptoms associated with this disease, which may or may affect both the right and/or left hip.

Any sign of lameness or limping exhibited by your pet dog should be brought to the attention of your Bel Air, MD veterinarian.

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