Hip Health For Dogs with New Life Vet

Hip dysplasia is, sadly, a common disease of large breed dogs, like Labradors and Golden Retrievers. But there is something that you can do to help.

Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation techniques, including exercise therapy can make a big difference in your puppies muscle strength as they grow. We can help puppies with mild hip dysplasia and puppies that are prone to hip dysplasia, through to dogs that have been diagnosed at a young age as having severe hip dysplasia.

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This is Buttercup.

She is just starting her hip health program.

She is strengthening the muscles supporting her hips and practising good posture…which is key to preventing bad habits.

With graded exercise programs, individually tailored to your puppy – you can postpone or delay expensive surgical interventions.

This is Clancy, doing his backward walking exercise in the custom designed race that his owner Mark made for him.

And when both ends of your body doesn’t work well, it’s time to hit the pool, like Sunny the Rottweiler is doing with the help of Cassie at Dog Overboard.

After 3 months of twice a week swimming, Sunny is looking like a pro.
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Sunny…after giving her all in the pool!!

Sunny the Goldie has been doing his exercises and after a series of visits, he is doing so well, that he has avoided a hip replacement or pelvic osteotomy…for now. Keeping him busy with his exercises and keeping him moving will be key to his ongoing improvement.

If you have a puppy or a dog with hip dysplasia, or you are concerned about hip dysplasia, you can contact us and we can help you find the best solution for your pet.