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Treatment Name: Exercise Restriction: Limiting Aerobic Exercise

Treatment Type: Lifestyle Practices

Rated for: German Shepherd Dog

Effectiveness
3.0
/ 5
Easy to use
3.0
/ 5

In mild cases exercise restriction can be beneficial

JMalone CVT

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Goreville, Illinois, United States

Posted Jan. 3, 2019

Hip dysplasia is a condition where the ball an socket of the hip joint don't fit together just right so it causes slipping and looseness. This looseness then causes the joint to wear out and become arthritic which then becomes painful for the pet. If the pet owner is making the joint move when the pet has hip dysplasia then the owner is actually causing the progression of the condition.

All of that being said if your pet has mild hip dysplasia simply restricting activity could be a solution. The solution may only be short-term, however. Each pet is completely different and discussing with your veterinarian what is best for your pet will be in your pets best interest.

The effectiveness of restricting activity is dependent case by case on each pet individually. Restricting your pet's activity may be very hard in some cases so the ease of use can be 5 stars or it can be a 1 star. The most important thing is to know what is best for your pet.

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