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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Reporter 

Canine hip dysplasia and other complex matters


July 5, 2018

It seems the natural tendency and desire of the populace to find quick, simple answers and fixes to problems. Things are just so much easier when the answer is cut and dry and to the point. However, sometimes we can over-simplify things and forget there are often multiple factors to an issue that negate having one simple answer.

When the family's German Shepherd was walking as though lame one day, the question of hip dysplasia came up. These big dogs with the unique gait are known for having a predisposition to this issue. To solve it, breeders have worked to develop stock with good hips t...

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