Jenna had her 12 week jabs last week and the vet talked about a test she would like to do, to check for hip dyslpasia. She said it involves a very quick general anaesthetic and moving Jenna's limbs to check for 'laxity in the joints' which would indicate a possible future problem with her hips. She also said it had to be done between 12-16 weeks of age and if it showed a potential problem then there was a proceedure the specialist vet in our area could do to sort of 'set' the ball in the socket to minimise or even completely eliminate the problem in the future. This also had to be done between 12-16 weeks.
Has anyone heard of this? It was never mentioned to me when Holly was a pup, mind you that was in the UK. Things could be different there. My concern is the stress on Jenna having to have a general anaesthetic so young, especially given she is a nervous pup as it is. However, if this could help any future problems it could be worth it. What do you think?