Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is caused by an abnormality of one or both hip joints. If your APBT has a borderline case, it may never be noticeable to her or to you, and the only way you would know is by having her hips X-rayed. In more severe cases, hip dysplasia causes lameness in the hindquarters, ranging in severity from a slightly odd gait to the inability to stand. Hip dysplasia is incurable, but there are several ways to lessen its pain, including surgery in some cases. Your veterinarian will have to X-ray your APBT to determine the best treatment for her.

Only a healthy dog with sound hips can play like this. Make sure your dog's parents have been checked for hip dysplasia.

Pit Bulls as Pets

Pit Bulls as Pets

Are You Under The Negative Influence Of Hyped Media Stereotypes When It Comes To Your Knowledge Of Pit Bulls? What is the image that immediately comes into your mind when you think of the words Pit Bull? I can almost guarantee that they would be somewhere close to fierce, ferouscious, vicious, killer, unstoppable, uncontrollable, or locking jawed man-eaters.

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