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Hip dysplasia in Cane Corso dogs (HD)

Hip dysplasia is the abnormal growth and development of the hip joint. The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint. The ball is the head of the femur. The socket is part of the pelvic bone, the acetabulum. Normally, the head of the femur fits very tightly within the acetabulum. In hip dysplasia, the joint does not fit together snugly, causing instability. As a result, the joint will partially subluxate or move in and out of the socket.

Hip dysplasia in Cane Corso dogs (HD)
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Age of dogs when dysplasia is visible


Dogs can start showing signs of hip dysplasia as early as a few months old, but it is most common to start seeing symptoms in dogs one to two years of age. However, it is possible to not see symptoms until later on in a dog’s life, as the disease can develop alongside other diseases such as osteoarthritis.

Hip dysplasia’s typical symptoms


1.Lethargy

One typical symptom of hip dysplasia is lethargy. When dogs have this ailment, standing up and moving around typically causes pain, so they become lethargic and less motivated to get up and do anything other than what is absolutely necessary.

2.Having Trouble Moving

Another sign that your dog has hip dysplasia may be difficulty moving around. This illness can make it difficult for dogs to get out of bed, and they will have a hard time running, jumping, or climbing stairs.

3.In the back, lameness

A pretty reliable sign that your dog may have hip dysplasia is hind end lameness. The back of your dog’s body will become considerably more difficult for him to move as a result of this illness, and it may occasionally freeze up or become uncontrollable.

4.Muscle loss in the Thigh

Dogs will not use their thigh muscles nearly as much as they once did when the hip dysplasia condition worsens, particularly while running and jumping. The muscles in the thighs will subsequently atrophy as a result of this. Visually detecting the muscle loss will eventually be possible, particularly if hip problems are not addressed.

5.Strange Gait

Your dog may have hip dysplasia if he or she has a peculiar walk. Since the hip dysplasia motion resembles a rabbit’s movement when walking, some people call it a “bunny hop.” For a dog, it has a really odd-looking walk. If your dog exhibits it, it will undoubtedly be noticed as a symptom due to how visible it is.

6.Painful and stiff

Finally, if your dog has hip dysplasia, they may be stiff and in pain. Even if he can move, he could be stiff when doing so, and it might take him some time to relax when he first gets out of bed in the morning.

Causes of hip dysplasia in dogs


Hip dysplasia is hereditary and is especially common in larger dogs. Factors such as excessive growth rate, types of exercise, improper weight and unbalanced diet can increase this genetic predisposition and also be one of the causes of dysplasia.

Hip dysplasia in Cane Corso dogs (HD)
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