I have a beautiful 6.5 year old lab who has just been diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia. I only noticed this recently...she stopped coming up the stairs and spent a lot of time laying down. She is fairly active and runs around and jumps on anyone who is around her so the diagnosis came as a shock.
I am not prepared for a number of reasons to put her through surgery...so she is currently on previcox, green lipped mussells and i am getting her started on some injections.
she weighs 31 kgs and the vet said she needs to be "skin and bone" and get to about 28kgs.
I so wish she could talk to tell me how she feels...and what she wants. I am afraid of letting her be too active because obvioulsy this will hurt her but she doesn't seem to have any restriction apart from stairs. I actually saw her leg give away last night when she tried to go up the stairs.
I thought dogs with his dysplasia woudl not be jumping and runing around so freely. Does nayone else have a dog with HD which is still active despite teh radiological findings?