Treating Dog Hip Dysplasia
Though surgical treatments will usually be recommended for a dog with hip dysplasia, there are many concurrent and post operative management approaches that can help to speed up recovery and prevent additional discomforts.
In most cases, weight management is a crucial element to recovery and overall disease treatment. Any impeding surgery as well as concurrent medications will be much more effective once an overweight sufferer loses a few extra pounds. Owners naturally have the full control and responsibility when it comes to the pet’s diet. Ideal portions and well balanced selections are the key essentials when it comes to structuring the proper diet for affected dogs.
Proper diet should be coupled with moderate and tolerable exercises. Routines can provide dogs with movements that can help to strengthen affected muscles and joints. These exercises should still be kept at tolerable levels since the extreme discomfort from the dysplasia can hinder treatments using motion. Furthermore, proper rest and pleasant sleeping areas should also be considered to help in speeding up recovery especially for those that have undergone surgery.