Hip Dysplasia in Senior German Shepherds

Updated: Apr 10


As your German Shepherd enters his golden years, you may be noticing some changes in his mobility. His once-sprightly steps may now be slightly slower, and he may have difficulty getting up after lying down. These are common signs of hip dysplasia, a congenital, degenerative joint disease that can cause significant pain and discomfort as your fur friend ages. Although hip dysplasia is one of the most common afflictions in older German Shepherds, there is no cure for it, but there are treatments available to help manage the condition and improve your fur friend's quality of life.



In this blog post, we'll cover what you should know about hip dysplasia in senior German Shepherds.



Our Misty Mae had horrible hip dysplasia, and at 17 years old, we said farewell to her



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