Hip dysplasia is one of the most common orthopaedic conditions, particularly in medium and large size breeds of dogs. Sometimes confused with arthritis which generally comes with ageing, hip dysplasia actually develops while your dog is still young.
So, what is Hip Dysplasia? It is the result of a malformed joint growing at uneven rates which means the joint can become loose and unstable and excessive movement within the joint can lead to painful bony rubbing, possibly even small fractures.
What are the early signs to look out for? If your young dog - or even puppy – often struggles to get himself up easily once he’s laying down or sitting and shows signs of discomfort or if he isn’t so keen to go out for his regular walks and is looking uncomfortable when exercising, then it’s time to talk to your Vet. Most Vets will check for hip dysplasia during your dog’s regular check-ups, by looking for signs of joint pain and watching how he walks or even taking X-Rays if he thinks there may be a problem.
Do we know what causes it? It is thought that not only genetics but also nutrition can play their part. Any dog can be affected by Hip Dysplasia but it is often seen in larger, heavier breeds so it’s important to choose the right food – not too high in calcium, or calories – and to try to avoid too much rapid weight gain early in life.
There are many treatment options available from surgery to alternative therapies and milder cases not requiring surgery may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Your Vet may also recommend an over-the-counter joint supplement containing glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate. That’s where Buddy & Lola can help …
Bouncy Bones Advanced Joint Support for Dogs
Our advanced formulation joint care with a premium blend of 10 key dog-supplements helps promote pain-free mobility to put the spring back into his step. It’s made in the UK with the purest ingredients and conforms to UK Veterinary Specification
- Helps relieve Arthritis
- Lubricates and nourishes stiff joints.
- Soothes joint inflammation and improves movement
- Promotes long-term joint health
AND it’s suitable for all sizes, breeds and ages!
Bouncy Bones contains:
Glucosamine HCL – occurring naturally in the body, its production slows over time. A boost helps to lubricate joints, stop breakdown of cartilage and repair wear & tear.
Chondroitin Sulphate– a wonder ingredient and the ‘holy grail’ of joint support. Helping reduce pain and joint inflammation, cushion and support the internal structure of joints.
Methylsulfonylmethane – or MSM for short. A powerful antioxidant and natural pain reliever, supporting cartilage formation. By enhancing the effectiveness of other supplements, it works to give an all-round boost.
Vitamin C – Dogs do make their own Vitamin C naturally but supplementing this supply offers extra support to fight inflammation and protect cartilage.
Green Lipped Mussel – a natural ingredient, full of Omega-3 fats, to lubricate joints and reduce inflammation and another excellent source of chondroitin.
Hyaluronic Acid – found in connective tissue, so boosting levels helps cushion bones, lubricate joints and support smooth movement.
Curcurmin - this ‘magic’ ingredient has been used in medicine for centuries for its anti-inflammatory properties. It also preserves the connective tissue, helping to fight arthritis and reduce swelling.
Beta-Glucans 1-3 and 1-6– handy compounds that team up with Omega 3 to slow cartilage breakdown, reduce inflammation and soothe joint discomfort.