Hip dysplasia in dogs is extremely painful, and it is heartbreaking for any dog owner to have to witness his or her dog suffering. The condition is so serious that your dog will struggle to do normal activities, and the pain so severe that it can even change your dog's temperament. Most likely, your dog will not want to play or do any kind of exercise. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available to help alleviate your dog's pain. Homeopathic remedies are always recommended before giving pain medication, since pain medication has potentially dangerous side effects. Below are some treatment options for canine hip dysplasia including natural remedies, everyday tips, and surgery.
You can help ease your dog's pain if he or she suffers from hip dysplasia. Since canine hip dysplasia is a form of degenerative arthritis, joint supplements, which help dogs with arthritis, can also help your dog with hip dysplasia. Other options include homeopathic remedies, Omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, NSAIDs, and as a last resort, pain medications (steroids).
If your dog has a predisposition to canine hip dysplasia, we recommend supplementing your dog's diet with joint supplements, antioxidants, and Omega 3 fatty acids to help decrease the tendency to develop hip dysplasia, and to help control pain if it develops. Research shows that 75% of dogs with hip dysplasia will lead normal quality lives with the appropriate supplements and wise management.
There are several surgeries, similar to those used in humans, that can be used to repair your dog's hips: TPO, FHO, DARthroplasty, and THR.