Neutering and Hip Dysplasia
What is the link between these two? It turns out many studies have been done which suggest a direct link between neutering and hip dysplasia.
What is the reason?
The link might very well be the lack of testosterone being produced in dogs who are neutered (especially if they were neutered earlier). This lack of testosterone might lead to joint problems, a common one, especially in larger breeds, is hip dysplasia.
What can you do if your dog was already neutered young?
There are many things you can do to keep your dog healthy and give them the best chance at living a full life. Along with proper diet and regular exercise, try giving your dog (or cat) Flexpet, even if they aren’t showing signs of joint problems or hip discomfort right now, its a great idea to start them on it as soon as possible. Flexpet has a scientifically proven combination of ingredients that build stronger joints in dogs and cats. Those pets who start early on Flexpet are likely to have fewer joint problems down the road and in turn live better lives as they get older.
Written by Dr David Randall, DVM
His father established the clinic in 1977 and the the younger Dr. Randall always knew that he would follow closely in his father’s footsteps. Dr. Randall graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985 and began his career at Big Cypress Animal Clinic.