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cmanding
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PostSubject: Re: Hip Dysplasia question   Hip Dysplasia question - Page 2 EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 3:44 pm

@MelissaI wrote:
Girl, if you walk in there you'll go insane!!! I have to go with like tunnel vision. Grab what I went for and LEAVE! lol!! You introduced me it so thanks! Very Happy
Guuuurl!!! I buy ALL their treats from there! I don't ever wanna step in that store - I'll go broke!

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PostSubject: Re: Hip Dysplasia question   Hip Dysplasia question - Page 2 EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 3:53 pm

@cmanding wrote:
@MelissaI wrote:
Girl, if you walk in there you'll go insane!!! I have to go with like tunnel vision. Grab what I went for and LEAVE! lol!! You introduced me it so thanks! Very Happy
Guuuurl!!! I buy ALL their treats from there! I don't ever wanna step in that store - I'll go broke!

Yep, agreed! You'll definitely go broke!!! Omg and they have the cutest clothes and bows too. They actually have bows for the large breed dogs. I think Mya will disown me if i got her one though Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Hip Dysplasia question   Hip Dysplasia question - Page 2 EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 3:54 pm

@hollywoodhuskies wrote:
Ours love the Nupro too - I could put it on anything and they'll eat it! Smile

Sam, how old is Frosti? I was debating on giving it to Kody also, but not sure if he really needs it yet. I mean, I'm sure it can't hurt. Maybe I'll just start him on the maintenance serving...
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PostSubject: Re: Hip Dysplasia question   Hip Dysplasia question - Page 2 EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 8:36 pm

@SiberianAnubis wrote:
It is amazing how many Huskies have HD, when it is always said that Sibes are such an healthy breed. With all the issues we had I cannot agree on that.

It's not all that unheard of, hip dysplasia is actually one of the two common health concerns with this breed. Hence, that is why it is so important (for people who purchase dogs) to seek out reputable breeders who test their dogs and strive to improve the breed and eliminate said health issues. I think the majority of sibes we know on this forum are probably not from truly reputable breeders, and many of them are rescues so we have no information on their background. I don't find it surprising that many sibes have HD, it's a common breed problem and if you consider that probably the majority of members' dogs are not from the best breeders you're much more likely to end up with health problems arising. With all that said, sibes ARE a relatively healthy breed when you consider that the list of common health problems includes only hips and eyes. Look at many other breeds and you'll find far longer lists of common health concerns. Smile

@MelissaI wrote:
I was debating on giving it to Kody also, but not sure if he really needs it yet. I mean, I'm sure it can't hurt. Maybe I'll just start him on the maintenance serving...

For what it's worth, I used regular Nupro (gold) for my dogs until they turned 5 yrs old which is when I started giving Nupro with Joint Support (silver) as a preventative even though my two oldest dogs (both 6 yrs) do not have joint issues. A lot of foods and treats contain Glucosamine and Chondroitin too so if you pay attention to the foods/treats you feed you might notice it's already included in the things they eat. There's nothing wrong with giving a low dose as preventative maintenance, it's really up to you. For me, I start supplementing a little glucosamine/chondroitin at around the 5 yr mark. Glory's been on it since we got her at 3 yrs old but that's only because she has joint problems.

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PostSubject: Re: Hip Dysplasia question   Hip Dysplasia question - Page 2 EmptyMon Dec 05, 2011 12:36 am

@MelissaI wrote:
@hollywoodhuskies wrote:
Ours love the Nupro too - I could put it on anything and they'll eat it! Smile

Sam, how old is Frosti? I was debating on giving it to Kody also, but not sure if he really needs it yet. I mean, I'm sure it can't hurt. Maybe I'll just start him on the maintenance serving...

Frosti's almost 2 (we think - her age estimate is pretty close since she came into rescue at 1 the first time). I checked and it wouldn't hurt a younger dog - plus it's DELICIOUS (I imagine, for dogs - they go nuts over it!) and since she's got only 3 toes on each back toe and sometimes has spasms in her legs (phantom pains from the missing toes?) that it couldn't hurt to supplement her early! The 5 lb jar is so huge and lasts so long it's affordable giving it to both!
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PostSubject: Re: Hip Dysplasia question   Hip Dysplasia question - Page 2 EmptySat Jan 26, 2013 6:05 am

Figured I'd bump for a HD question.

My new adoption, Carter, run's a bit funky off his back legs. Not a full bunny hop, but not very coordinated and he looks a bit stiff. Aside from that, he sits normally, has no problem jumping onto the couch or in the car and doesn't hesitate to do anything.

My questions are this:

Did any of you with huskies with HD notice these slight signs before your dog was diagnosed with HD?

What is a reasonable cost for hip X-Rays? Assuming no sedation is required. My vet wants to charge $120.
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