The Common Breeds That Face This Problem
Hip dysplasia is a condition that is passed genetically from parents to offspring. The rate of this joint condition can be lessened with genetic testing and by not breeding dogs until they are at least three years old, to see if they develop the issue themselves. No dog with hip dysplasia should be bred, period. It happens anyway, sometimes through backyard breeding and sometimes purely through accidents and strays that aren’t fixed.
Some breeds are more prone to the problem and we’ll list those below, but any breed of dog, or mixed breed, can get hip dysplasia from their lineage. Either parent could have a recessive gene and a mixed breed parent could have had a parent with joint problems that passed it on. It’s a painful condition that is categorized in stages that coincide with how advanced the issue is.
Dogs that aren’t so bad that they require surgery, will still have joint pain and possibly develop arthritis as they age. They need help with the pain. In fact, the dogs with Stage 1, 2, and 3 hip dysplasia will rarely have surgery and will manage the pain instead. Surgery is very costly, and it may simply be out of reach for some pet parents. In other cases, the veterinarian simply won’t recommend surgery because it is a very invasive surgery.
Breeds most prone to hip dysplasia include:
- Golden Retrievers
- French Bulldogs
- German Shepherds
Again, any breed may have hip dysplasia, it doesn’t only impact the above breeds. It can cause pain to any dog. This is why so many pet owners are turning to CBD joint formula for dogs with hip dysplasia. CBD is known for easing pain, especially pain that is a result of inflammation. Hip dysplasia causes inflammation and irritation in the hip joint each time the joint floats in and out of the socket, rubbing and pinching things as it moves. With hip dysplasia the head of the femur and the socket of the hip are malformed. This causes the floating of the joint. Pain always follows.
CBD works in the body to help block the pain signals from reaching the brain, giving relief to the body. It also stimulates the Endocannabinoid System to prompt the body to react to the inflammation that is causing the pain, sending help in the form of white blood cells within plasma that also carries protein to repair muscle damage. Using CBD is not a cure, but it certainly can ease your dog’s pain and help restore mobility to a great extent. It is a better alternative than prescription pain pills because it is not addictive, nor will it cause any harm to their stomach, liver, or kidneys. It also begins to work the same day that you initially use it for the very first time. This means that you won’t have to wait for it to build in your dog’s system. You can also give them a bit more than usual when they are having a bad day.