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Hip Dysplasia. In Cats and Dogs By: Kelsey Tinsman. What is Hip Dysplasia?. Condition Affecting “Ball and Socket” joint Dogs vs. cats Genetic or Environmental?. Secondary results of Hip Dysplasia. Arthritis Lameness in the hind quarters

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hip dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia

In Cats and Dogs

By: Kelsey Tinsman

what is hip dysplasia
What is Hip Dysplasia?
  • Condition Affecting “Ball and Socket” joint
  • Dogs vs. cats
  • Genetic or Environmental?
secondary results of hip dysplasia
Secondary results of Hip Dysplasia
  • Arthritis
  • Lameness in the hind quarters
  • Any dog that already has Hip Dysplasia in one leg,is prone to have knee problems in the other leg. (Anterior Cruciate Rupture)

What Hip Dysplasia Looks Like

Normal Hip Joint

Hip Dysplasia Joint

hip dysplasia on the x ray
Hip Dysplasia on the X-ray

Normal Hip

Severe Hip Dysplasia

signs of hip dysplasia in dogs
Signs of Hip Dysplasia in Dogs
  • Puppies:

1. Back legs sliding

2. Trouble Getting up

  • Adult Dogs:

1.No exercise

2. Trouble getting up

3. Stairs

signs of hip dysplasia in cats
Signs of Hip Dysplasia in Cats
  • Kittens:

1. Reluctant to get up

2. Limping

  • Cats:

1. Sensitive Hips

2. Walk, Lay down

3. Unwillingness to “Romp”

correcting the problem
Correcting the Problem
  • Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) - removing head of femur, false joint.
  • Triple Pelvic Ostectomy (TPO) - pelvis cut and rotated for tighter fit.
  • Total Hip Replacement (THR) - replaces head of femur, adult dogs under 40lb only.




  • Femoral Head Ostectomy, removing the head of femur
  • Triple Pelvic Ostectomy, the pelvis is cut in three places rotated, for a tighter fit.
  • Total Hip Replacement, replaces head of femur, for adult dogs, 40lbs and under.
after surgery treatments
After Surgery Treatments
  • Treadmill in water, helping the “new” hip
  • Acupuncture, for any pain or discomfort.
  • Working on the Ball, rotating the hip
  • Love and affection

Water at shoulder height


  • Dr. Randall at North Hampton Animal Hospital
  • “Hip Dysplasia”, Long Beach Animal Hospital,http://www.lbah.com/Canine/hip_dysplasia.htm
  • Hip Dysplasia In Cats, Colleen Power,http://www.netcat.org/hip_dysp.html
  • What Is Hip Dysplasia?, Canine Inherited Disorders Database (Canada), http://www.upei.ca/~cidd/Diseases/musculoskeletal/hipdysplasia.htm
  • Hip Dysplasia, Dr. Foster and Dr. Smith, http://www.spinone.com/hipdysplasia.htm
thank you
Thank you!
  • Dr. Randall
  • North Hampton Animal Hospital
  • Mrs. Crow