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Mar 21, 2024
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Total Hip Replacement: A Game-Changer for Canine Mobility


Total Hip Replacement: A Game-Changer for Canine Mobility

Total Hip Replacement (THR) stands as great hope for dogs grappling with degenerative arthritic changes, often stemming from Canine hip dysplasia. Let's delve into what THR entails, its indications, and why it's gaining traction as a transformative solution for canine hip issues.

Symptoms of Hip Arthritis in Dogs

Dogs afflicted with hip arthritis often exhibit telltale signs of discomfort and mobility limitations. These symptoms include difficulty rising, reluctance to jump onto furniture or into cars, and challenges navigating stairs. Some may have lameness or exercise intolerance, indicating underlying discomfort and reduced mobility.

Navigating the Diagnostic Maze

Pinpointing the root cause of mobility issues in dogs can be challenging. Hip arthritis symptoms often overlap with those of a cranial cruciate ligament tear, adding a layer of complexity to the diagnostic process. This is where the expertise of a veterinary specialist becomes invaluable in differentiating between knee and hip problems.

For dogs suffering from debilitating hip arthritis, Total Hip Replacement offers a renewed sense of freedom and mobility. By addressing the underlying cause of pain and dysfunction, THR empowers dogs to live active, fulfilling lives alongside their human companions.

In Conclusion

Total Hip Replacement stands as a transformative solution for dogs battling hip arthritis, providing lasting relief and improved mobility. If your furry friend exhibits signs of hip discomfort or mobility issues, don't hesitate to consult us or your normal veterinarian. With the right care and intervention, your beloved pet can enjoy a brighter, pain-free future.

Let Us Know How We Can Help.

Capital Animal Hospital specializes in treating many of your pet's common conditions, including Cranial Cruciate Ligament InstabilityCanine Hip DysplasiaPatella LuxationTraumatic Injuries, and more. We partner with veterinary practices to provide specialized orthopedic services. To find out how we can serve your pets, call us today at 803-722-1738 or schedule an appointment on our website. Refer a patient if you're a veterinarian looking for the best orthopedic care for your patients.

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