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    Great Article.

    Abby was diagnosed after an injury at about 4 years old. The vet said she would perform a FHO and that Bulldogs do great with it because they are so muscular. She however said she would need to "borrow" instruments, since she hadn't done it since school.

    I had to wait until her torn knee was healed, so with waiting I was giving her Rimadyl and it helped her hips. So Terri and I decided to wait even longer, that is when we discovered the difference in a Good food! We switched her to Innova Senior for the joint help and it was a tremendous difference. This was almost 6 years ago and finding Innova or any decent food was next to impossible around here. One little feed store carried it and that was it. By the time all my friends heard about it working, I think that feed store had to have an entire shelving unit stocked.
    Now at 10 she is on a supplemental (all natural) arthritis chewable that helps with pain and also inflammation.
    @jillh10, Thank you for this, it will help a lot of owners and dogs out there.

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    Default Re: Article: Hip Dysplasia in English Bulldogs

    Great article jillh10!!!!

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    Excellent Article @jillh10

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    Thank you for great article. Well Done

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    Default Re: Article: Hip Dysplasia in English Bulldogs

    @sheshistory could you post that picture of Truman sitting strangely?

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    Sure @desertskybulldogs - here? Or in the article?

    Here it is, hard for me to look at now:



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    @ BellasMom,
    I am so happy to hear your story! Thank you for the great advice

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    Thanks for the info.

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    Wow everyone! Thank you all so much my 2 yr old Audrey was limping but not crying at all, so I took her to vet and she has left hip dysplagia and right knee cruicate ligament torn! Yalls comments have been very helpful. My vet said she had to lose 15 lbs , she has lost 2lbs in two weeks! Again thank you everyone

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    @sheshistory - that picture of Truman, what does that represent? My Colossus does that quite a bit, especially as hes laying on the side of his bed. His feet are more straight back though. Is that a sign of hip dysplasia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazrRila99 View Post
    @sheshistory - that picture of Truman, what does that represent? My Colossus does that quite a bit, especially as hes laying on the side of his bed. His feet are more straight back though. Is that a sign of hip dysplasia?
    It's not necessarily cause for concern - many dogs lay "frog dog" - but if your baby is sitting like this, that is, in a seated position with his legs behind him, it is a sign of laxity in the hips and you might have to have him evaluated for hip dysplasia. Until I saw Truman doing it, I have never seen a dog sit like that before.

    It's not to be confused with this, which is super common:

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