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Hip dysplasia Owner Factsheet

Hip dysplasia is a common and often debilitating joint disease affecting many larger breed (usually pedigree) dogs. Affected dogs have a genetic tendency to develop the disease but the severity of the disease can be influenced by other factors.

What is an inherited joint disease?

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What is hip dysplasia?

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What causes hip dysplasia?

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What are the signs of hip dysplasia?

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How can I prevent my dog getting hip dysplasia?

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How is hip dysplasia treated?

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