What Is a PennHIP Evaluation?

Hip dysplasia is a condition found in many dogs, and is characterized by an improperly formed hip-joint. This condition causes the bones within the leg to move around excessively, ultimately resulting in long-term wear and tear.

This video takes a closer look at PennHIP evaluations for canines. There has been much debate over the past several years about which screening method is best for detecting hip dysplasia in canines. At the Chastain Vet Med Group we consider the radiographic PennHIP evaluation to be the most consistent and objective technique available. Both Dr, Sue and Dr, Clint are certified in PennHIP radiography. The radiographic PennHIP technique is also especially useful because it can determine a dog’s susceptibility to the condition as early as 16 weeks of age. Watch this full clip to learn more.

Is your dog at risk of developing hip dysplasia? Find out by contacting the Chastain Veterinary Medical Group at Meadow Brook Animal Hospital of McKinney at (972) 529-5033 or at Preston Road Animal Hospital of Dallas at (972) 239-1309. We offer PennHIP screening as well as pet boarding, pet grooming and a number of pet wellness services.

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