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Canine Hip Dysplasia – The Real Causes

Canine Hip Dysplasia – The Real Causes

Canine Hip Dysplasia NOT genetic and taking x-rays and breeding dogs with good or excellent OFA hip ratings to other dogs who also have good to excellent hip ratings, does NOT prevent it!  Learn the real causes!

Hip dysplasia is not a “genetic malformation of the hip socket”as commonly thought, but rather a weakness in the ligaments that support the hip joint. This allows the ball of this ball-in-socket joint to bang away at the joint surface, preventing the socket from forming properly. In other words, the instability created by weak supportive ligaments keeps the body from being able to manufacture a deep, smooth hip socket for the ball to fit snuggly into, resulting in the flattening of the acetabulum (hip socket) and a squaring of the femoral head (the ball).

Here is an interesting article I found and I wanted to share with you:

 Read the article here:

I will be posting more about this interesting and important topic.  Could we have been duped all these years?  Is Hip Dysplasia preventable?


  1. Early spay plays a role, removing ovaries permanently, is not a good idea. Why don’t more vets leave the ovaries intact?

    1. Sadly Darci, because most veterinarians are in bed with PETA or the no pet population agenda. Thankfully there are still a few vets that truly care about the health of animals and will leave the ovaries intact and just remove the uterus and some will do vasectomies on males as well. It is all about education and overcoming the fears we have all be indoctrinated with.

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