Posted by: Lindy | 2008/08/28

Hip dysplasia

hi there, our 4 1/2 year old German Shep. has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia Gr.2. We have changed her food to Hills j/d. Is there anything else we can do to help her?

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Dear Lindy

I did a reply only this last week regarding hip dysplasia, discussing surgery treatment etc. A short summary re treatment. Anti-inflammatories, mobiflex or similar, Tavan injections once weekly for a month and then top up every month for maintenance. Tablets also available.

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Posted by: Chill | 2008/08/28

Yes, there are various dietary supplements which will help - as Karen says, the key ingredients are glucosamine and chondroitin. Fortiflex is one which is made for dogs - unfortunately, while it' s a really excellent product, it' s damn expensive.

The cheapest option is to ge ttwo things normally made for horses: flex-o-joint, and flex-c-joint, and give them in combination. If there' s a horse shop near you they may stock them - if not, google the names and you' ll find a source near you - they will supply by mail. It' s good stuff!

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Posted by: Karen | 2008/08/28

Speak to your vet about EcoJoint or a condroitin, glucosamine supplement. Also, you could try hydrotherapy to strengthen the muscles.

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