German Shepherd 1 year old Bad Hips

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Skilos's picture
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Joined: 2008-05-29

Hello everyone, even though this is a Doberman forum I would like to share this.

My 1 year old male German Shepherd was x-rayed today and it showed his hips are bad and will get worse as stated by the vet. He was imported from Germany and came from excellent breeding.

Anybody have any suggestions.

Thank you

I'm so sorry for you! You must be devastated.

rgreen4's picture
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Joined: 2008-10-26

Unfortunately, hip dysplasia cannot be cured, just worked with. Make sure that he stays a healthy weight, but as light as possible, that he exercises his muscles as much as possible without too much strain on the joints. On another post on this site, a member suggested swimming as a way to exercise young pups without putting to much strain on the bone structure.