Tipp City Veterinary Hospital is the only veterinary hospital in the area that has a PennHIP accredited veterinarian. PennHIP is a revolutionary technique for evaluating dog’s hips. This technique provides an objective score that correlates to the likelihood of the dog developing Hip Dysplasia. Dr. Jacob can perform PennHIP as early as 16 weeks. This makes it a valuable tool to fight hip dysplasia.  It consists of three separate radiographs: the distraction view, the compression view and the hip-extended view.

We use the distraction view and compression view to obtain accurate and precise measurements of joint laxity and congruity. The hip-extended view provides additional information regarding the existence of arthritis of the hip joint. The PennHIP technique is more accurate than other scoring systems, and it has been shown to be a better predictor for the onset of arthritis.

Fast facts about Canine Hip Dysplasia:

  • Hip dysplasia is the most commonly inherited orthopedic disease in dogs.
  • Hip dysplasia is a degenerative, developmental condition. It leads to painful hip osteoarthritis, stiffness, and diminished quality of life.
  • While hip dysplasia affects all dog breeds, in some breeds more than 50% of dogs are afflicted.
  • Weight and exercise affect the progression of hip dysplasia.
  • Treatment requires surgery or intensive medical therapy.
  • Hip dysplasia is a major concern for working dogs, pet owners, breeders and veterinarians.
  • PennHip allows for identification of hip dysplasia in puppies as young as 16 weeks.
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Jeff Ireland
Jeff Ireland
posted 3 weeks ago

We love taking our dog to get groomed here. They are always super friendly and do an amazing job. Our dog Gracie is never scared to go get groomed. They take amazing care of your pet and it’s truly a great value for your money. I always recommend them when I can!

Balanced Perceptions, LLC
Balanced Perceptions, LLC
posted 2 months ago

We took our German Shepherd, that is less than social, as a new patient. We have struggled trying to get an ear problem improved. Dr. Emily Benedict was awesome. She was patient and spent a lot of time with us explaining everything. We ended up having a minor surgery and it ended up being a little bit beyond closing time. We were never rushed by the staff. This was a much better experience for our pet and us than we were having at our last vet. This is a very nice large facility with drinks and snacks for us humans. I can highly recommend not only Dr. Benedict but the entire staff

Kayla Wrasman
Kayla Wrasman
posted 5 months ago

Our dogs love going and they saved our older dog's life when she had an allergic reaction 💕

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