Our expert says:
The success of a Femoral Head Ostecotomy is dependent on the the surgeons surgical ability and the animals ability to recovery from surgery. At 7 years old it is not to late to consider the procedure as long as your dogs are in good health and not overweight. Some owners prefer not to go thought with the procedure and rather opt of a change in diet (motility diet), NSAID,s (carprofen, meloxicam e.t.c), acupuncture e.t.c.
Before you consider the procedure you need to ensure that your dogs have hip dysphasia. I would suggest that you have X-rays taken of the hips and back to ensure that this is indeed the problem.
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