According to Pet Honesty, hip dysplasia is hereditary and can be passed down through generations. Hip dysplasia can be worsened by lifestyle factors like weight gain, too little (or too much) exercise, and a dog’s diet lacking in the essential nutrients.
While any breed or size of dog can be affected by hip pain and dysplasia, larger dogs seem to be more susceptible than others. Signs that your dog could have hip pain or hip dysplasia:
Hazel's parents were not expecting this, and had no way to save up for this surgery, but knew that she needed it right away. They applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help with this surgery. We were able to help with a portion of the surgery, and Hazel is expected to have a long, healthy, and pain free life.
If you're really interested in a specific breed of dog, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to be a responsible dog owner and find a responsible breeder that does the appropriate health screenings, such as radiographs for hip dysplasia and more.
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Read more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
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