Help For Hounds with Hip Dysplasia.
Hip dysplasia in dogs is a common canine hip problem. It is a disease of the hip in which the ball and socket joint is malformed. This malformation means that the ball portion and its socket don't properly meet one another, resulting in a joint that rubs and grinds instead of sliding smoothly. Hip dysplasia is one of the most common skeletal diseases seen in dogs and in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.
Hip dysplasia often begins while a dog is still young and physically immature. Early onset usually develops after four months of age. There are also cases of later onset, where hip dysplasia develops due to osteoarthritis, a form of joint inflammation (arthritis) that is characterised by chronic deterioration, or degeneration of the joint cartilage. Where surgery isn't required, or isn't possible, there are solutions to help ease your dog's suffering.
The Orthodog Dog Hip Brace
The Orthodog Dog Hip Brace is designed for dogs who suffer from mild to moderate hip dysplasia, but also arthritis, decreased endurance during activity, hip pain, low back pain or weakness and back leg limping. It is also appropriate for puppies and young dogs who suffer from low back pain and early hip dysplasia symptoms, and to support the low back and hip area for dogs recovering from surgery or injury. The Orthodog Brace can be useful for older dogs who have difficulty getting around easily. The support and stability provided by the brace helps decrease pain and inflammation while being active.
Balto Rear Lift Harness (BT Up)
The Balto Rear Lift Harness (BT Up) also offers excellent support for dogs suffering from hip dysplasia, arthritis, osteoarthritis, weakness, post-operative rehabilitation and paralysis or semi-paralysis of the hind legs. The support is an effective aid to allow your dog to walk more easily, and gives support when going up or down the stairs. The Balto rear lift harness is also used by veterinarians in physiotherapy and rehabilitation programmes.
Which ever option you choose
It is important to know that help and support is available to alleviate unnecessary suffering. You can help further by supporting your dog from the inside - Winston's Joint System is formulated to help strengthen the immune system, reduce pain and inflammation, restore mobility, and increase vitality in dogs of all ages. It is made from 100% natural human grade ingredients, so can be used alongside veterinary prescribed medication without side effects or complications.