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.
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.