PennHIP

pennHIP

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.

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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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Donna Swingley
Donna Swingley
posted 1 month ago

This is the BEST VET I have ever taken a pet to!
I took my 12 week old puppy for a "vet check up" and they treated him like he was their own! Dr. Susan was very helpful and answered all of my questions and made sure I understood, she gave me suggestions on how to crate and potty train my new little friend too. I was very happy would refer this practice to anyone that asked. I am taking my puppy back in two weeks for sure!

Brittany Haney
Brittany Haney
posted 4 weeks ago

My dog stayed for just over a week and I couldn’t be happier with the service I and my pup got. Immediately upon entering we were greeted and they knew exactly who we were, even though we had never been there. The check in process was smooth, and I felt very comfortable leaving my pup. When picking up I received a report card telling me how my pup did, she made herself right at home! The check out process was seamless and quick. Before evening checking me out they called back for my pup to be brought up so it was fast and easy. Would highly recommend, and we will surly be back!

Teresa Phillips
Teresa Phillips
posted 4 weeks ago

They were wonderful. The place is very clean. They are reasonably priced. They should let future customers know ahead of time more about the feeding situation. For example, the customer should know to bring in his or her own wet food, if that is the daily intake. Dry pet food is supplied. I would recommend.Tip to Tail. Correction, Tipp to Tail.

Beth Hutton
Beth Hutton
posted 1 month ago

I was amazed by everything that everyone did. When I wanted to check up on my 2 Boys when they were there, the were very prompt about letting me know how they were doing. Now, I did have 10 year old Basset with hip and back problems, and 3 yrs old Siberian Husky who can be a handful too. They sent pictures of my boys letting me see they were doing well. They let me know when my Husky wouldn't eat and if they could try other options for feeding due to his anxiety. They are very helpful!! I would refer anyone here, as I was thoroughly happy with the service I received. 😊

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