Typically, hip replacement surgeries are considered when pain from osteoarthritis, caused by the normal aging process, drastically affects quality of life. Hip dysplasia can speed up this wear on the cartilage, making a total hip replacement ( THR) necessary. An amber alert has been issued.
Click here to visit the Amber Alert site. In dogs, hip dysplasia is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. It is a genetic ( polygenic) trait that is affected by environmental factors.