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Fast facts about Canine Hip Dysplasia:

  • Canine hip dysplasia (CHD) is the most commonly inherited orthopedic disease in dogs.
  • CHD is a degenerative, developmental condition, leading to painful hip osteoarthritis, stiffness, and diminished quality of life.
  • All dog breeds are affected by the disease, in some breeds more than 50% of dogs are afflicted.
  • The disease is polygenic and multifactorial.
  • The development of CHD is affected by environmental factors such as weight and age.
  • There is no medical or surgical cure for CHD.
  • CHD is a major concern for working dogs, pet owners, breeders and veterinarians.