I will need to google some of that to understand but I hope everything is OK. They are part of the family so just as much a worry. Our cat, Scully, had thyroid and diabetes but enjoyed life and enhanced ours.
yes, the muslces should do the work instead of the bones and helping to releave the joint. you will never get any warranty that this ED or HD will not happen to your dog. no breeder can say this. you can try to decrease the probability that this can happen in the way you doing the mating ( looking at the pedigree how often you have any illness in there ) but you can´t be sure there nothing will happen there.
Well, it was quite a shock...we bought from a proper breeder with all the paperwork, hoping this wouldn't happen...but now thinking of it, I'm glad, she ended up with me, she won't have to pull the sleighs or something, being a sled-dog...I guess someone else would have her pull already and probably not even notice she had an issue... she'll be happy with me
normaly, at FCI standard, you must also have 5 grades. only with different names. however, with 3 its not such a big thing. mostly means the bonepan or bonehead is having some some unnormal edges or cuts. how i said, take care of her and look that she is not acting like a kangaroo. first point is to heal the inflamation because this is giving here some arthrosis.
what means 3rd degree? every country is having his own "scale". so we have a,b,c,d and e. even with a high grade she can have a nice and happy life. important is that you take care that she is loosing some weight, avoid to climp stairs and jumping.
@laka yea, we kept trying to cure it, after twoo weeks now we decided to get it scanned. Thing is, she has a bad hip joint inflammation, which is easily treatable with medicaments, but the x-ray revealed hip dysplasia
Thanks guys...we just got back...baby still under anaesthesia... We have hip dysplasia in right hind leg 3rd degree...sucks...but I'm hoping that with some extra care she can have a happy life with me.