Hip dysplasia in large and older dogs is medically referred to as Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) and is a common disease in large breeds and older dogs. But it can also affect dogs of any age and breed, although it’s rarer in small breeds.
Hip dysplasia is genetically transmitted from a dog’s parents or grandparents, but because multiple genes are involved, scientists have not been able to determine the pattern of inheritance. Adding to the problem of causation is the complicated interplay between heredity and the environment. Environmental factors can also have an influence on whether or not a particular dog or breed of dog will eventually develop hip dysplasia. Canine hip dysplasia is the most common orthopedic problem in dogs and is caused by a loose hipbone to thighbone connection leading to hind joint pain and lameness ranging from mild to severely crippling.
Hip dysplasia is a very debilitating disease and painful for the poor dog who has to suffer with it.
Canine hip dysplasia most often affects these breeds:
Early symptoms of hip dysplasia include:
Changes in gait, including a “bunny hop” walk
Sitting rather than standing
Difficulty getting up
Crying or yelping when an affected joint is moved or touched
Signs of pain during and after activity
Pain in the rear legs and hips, especially in the mornings
Trouble climbing stairs or running
Avoiding normal activities like a morning or evening walk
These symptoms of hip dysplasia may seem like gradual changes that are common to an aging dog, but by noticing these physical signs in the early stages, an owner can prevent further pain and suffering for their dog and improve the dog’s mobility and activity levels before the disease has developed to the point that surgery or powerful medications are required.
Dogs who do suffer with joint diseases such as arthritis, osteochondrosis (OCD), hip dysplasia and other degenerative joint problems can experience immediate and long-term relief with a regimen of Winston’s Joint System.
Winston’s Joint System is a combination of three, totally-natural whole food supplements developed by a Naturopathic Doctor for his own dog. There are no drugs in Winston’s and there are no side-effects because it’s just good whole food. And there are no dosage problems because the dog’s body uses only what it needs.
Winston’s provides many of the raw materials essential for the synthesis of the joint-lubricating synovial fluid as well as the repair of articular cartilage and connective tissue. Within the first 30 days of treatment, dogs on Winston’s Joint System show noticeable and often remarkable improvement.
Hip dysplasia is a genetic disease that often can’t be prevented. It is a progressively degenerative disease, so any measure of prevention you can take at an early stage will improve the quality of your dog’s life for years. If you own a large breed dog like one of those listed above, or your dog is a senior dog showing signs of joint disease, you owe it to your faithful companion to start him on Winston’s Joint System as soon as possible.