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Causes of Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip dysplasia is a very complex health disorders in dogs which many health experts and also veterinarians are quite not certain of the disease causes. Though the root of the main cause of the disease is still under scrutiny by researchers; there some of the few causes which have been ascertained.

Genetics is one of the main root causes. Genetics plays an important role in humans as well as animals as far as development and growth is concerned. Parents greatly determine the kind of offspring to be produced. For instance, if a dog suffering from hip dysplasia is bred to give puppies, the puppies will certainly be deemed carriers of the hip dysplasia by heritage.

Improper nutrition is another known cause of the hip dysplasia on dogs. For dog owners who fail to give food to their dogs to match their body size and meet their requirements. By overfeeding your dog might lead to it being obese and this is another major cause of the legs deformity. The extra body weight is endangers the animal as it struggles to support it; this makes the hip ball and the joint sockets to grow apart and eventually causing the hip dysplasia.

Hip dysplasia is likely to occur if the protein and calcium level has decreased in your dog. Calcium is a vital component required for strong bones development. Without enough calcium, bones gets weak and are prone to breakage and deformation, the situation which lead hip dysplasia when the hip bones are deformed. This is the same case in protein supply. Protein diets in dogs are as twice as vital in building strong blocks of muscles and thus if this component lacks the muscles becomes saggy and loose affecting the hip joint ; another reason that leads to hip dysplasia developing in dogs.

Too much intense exercise in some dogs can be another major cause of hip dysplasia in dogs. Dogs are of different breeds and thus are built for certain tasks. However, there are some which do not have strong bones and well built muscles and still their masters engage them in manual labour and strenuous exercises a routine exercised through every day. Such dogs are prone to developing hip dysplasia due to these intense exercises, strains and workloads affecting their legs.



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