Rescued Boerboel pup with confirmed Hip Displaysia

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by Mamma2Lucius, Feb 3, 2021.

  1. Mamma2Lucius

    Mamma2Lucius New Member

    Good morning. My husband and I just adopted a 5-6 mos old Boerboel with confirmed Hip Displaysia. He is currently extremely underweight by about 20 lbs. Any other Boerbel owners out there with experience raising a pup with hip displaysia?
  2. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Marke's going to be your best resource on this, I think. Hopefully he checks in soon. In the meantime, thank your for rescuing and pictures wed love to see pictures.
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  3. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    can you post the x-ray ? did they tell you why he was dysplastic ? honestly , underweight is a plus ........ walk him a lot , uphill as much as possible , controlled up and down stairs , drag pulling light chains or a sled are all ways to strengthen their rears with minimal imact .....discourage hard running , cutting and jumping , high impact , high torque exercises ..... encourage low impact exercises , as much as possible ........ hd is not the death sentence as many believe , you want to prevent/delay the arthritic remodeling that takes place over time ....... get their rears as strong as possible without banging up the joint will do that ...........
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  4. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne New Member

    Chicken feet. CBD oil. Vitamin C. Exercise. Last 2 ribs sticking out is always a great thing. More weight = more problems.
  5. yomo

    yomo Member

    ...So expercise is really the key for displaysia. I think rehabilitation could also work if your vet have a program for it.

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