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Can Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Help my Dog with Hip Dysplasia?

Can Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Help my Dog with Hip Dysplasia?

Hip dysplasia in dogs is a very common, painful orthopaedic condition, where the ball at the top of thigh bone (femur) doesn't sit well in socket of the hip joint. Hip dysplasia is an inherited condition. Although some breeds are more vulnerable to it than others - e.g. rapidly growing large breeds - any dog can develop it. 

Yes! Physiotherapy and hydrotherapy can be hugely beneficial for your dog if they have hip dysplasia. They are both recommended as treatments for hip dysplasia in dogs. This is because, whether your dog is having surgery or being managed without surgery, maintaining muscle mass is really important. You should consult a professional physiotherapist and/or hydrotherapist. They will assess your dog and formulate a tailored regime for them. They can also give you exercises which you can do at home with your dog. Remember that little and often is the key!

Read more about Dog Hip Dysplasia Causes, Prevention and How to Help at home https://zoomadog.co.uk/collections/dog-hip-dysplasia-braces-signs-and-treatment

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