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Help for Hip Dysplasia

Canine Hip Dysplasia - Overview & Getting Help

Affecting a large percentage of dogs, hip dysplasia is a developmental malformation or subluxation of the hip joints, eventually resulting in Arthritic issues. Quite often, dog hip dysplasia is a genetically inherited musculoskeletal disorder.  Since cases of hip dysplasia are highly related to developmental abnormalities, another frequent cause can be attributed to muscle laxity during the early months of growth and development.  Within the months of the 'puppy period' or developmental timeframe, if muscle tone is inadequate, or if bone growth rate exceeds that of muscle development, the femoral head pulls away from the socket, a process known as subluxation. Subluxation then leads to abnormal wear and erosion, or 'Hip Dysplasia', which usually results in mild to severe arthritic issues for the animal.  Pictures and in-depth details, available here - Hip Dysplasia Article

In non-affected dogs, the hip joint fits together snugly and smoothly.  In dogs with hip dysplasia, however, the head of the femur fits loosely into the pelvis, causing excessive rubbing.  Eventually, the cartilage that cushions the joint is worn through because of this misalignment, and the dog experiences pain and associated lameness. Severe cases of hip dysplasia can lead to complete loss of mobility in the hind legs. Current veterinary theory believes that straight heredity issues account for about twenty-five percent of a dog’s predisposition toward hip dysplasia. However, as mentioned, unbalanced growth factors (associated with incorrect nutrition) play a major role in the development of this condition. Other contributing factors to worsening of the problem are the animal’s diet, weight, and activity level. Canine hip dysplasia is particularly prevalent in large, fast growing Dog Breeds, including: Newfoundlands, Rottweilers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and German Shepherds, to name a few.

The best prevention for Hip Dysplasia is to feed a diet that provides slow, even development between muscle and bone growth, along with proper nutritional supplements. If you have a dog with H.D., you can provide a natural way to deal with pain inflammation from these Arthritic symptoms by using NZYMES Antioxidant Treats or Granules, along with a Feed Program for Orthopedic Problems.

For Further Understanding...
Again, a more comprehensive presentation, including pictures, is available by visiting the NZYMES Article entitled - 
Dog Hip Dysplasia

How can Nzymes help with this Condition?

The NZYMES Antioxidant Treats for Pets or Granules supply the body with a form of highly nutritional 'live food' enzymes. This type of nutrition significantly helps the body to produce a complete series of antioxidant enzymes including Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD). These enzymes are instrumental in cellular cleansing and repair, lending themselves to lowering of inflammation, and restoration of lubricating fluids. In a Veterinary Study conducted on the benefits of this type of supplementation for dogs with musculoskeletal inflammation, 88% responded favorably with their complete range of motion, most in as little as 8 days!

While our products cannot correct the malformation of the joint structure, the good news is that with NZYMES®, most Dysplasia affected dogs can experience a very noticeable decrease in discomfort, which translates greater freedom of movement without so much annoying pain. This is especially apparent with dogs that have difficulty rising, getting up, or climbing stairs; wherein, slippery floors and related surfaces can easily exasperate the situation. We believe every pet deserves the freedom from joint discomfort and the joy of playful romping and fun. For another, more detailed resource on these matters see our Resolving Hip Dysplasia page.

The NZYMES recommendations include:

  • Using one of the NZYMES Antioxidant supplements - Treats or Granules - according to label guidelines, or other more specific instructions received.
  • Providing your pet with the benefit of a Premium quality kibble food, rather than the typical Big-Name-Brand choices you find in the big stores.  See - NZYMES Recommended Foods listing.