Hip dysplasia in Basset Hounds
Hip dysplasia is a Basset Hound common disease that occurs due to abnormal development of the hip joint in a Basset Hounds growth. Can lead to crippling lameness and arthritic joints in severe cases. It is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, such as the type of diet, weight gain and growth rate.
Consult your veterinarian if you notice:
* Balance and Stepping
* Discomfort when trying to sleep or stand
* Reluctance to run and jump
* Abnormal gait (legs move more together when running rather than swinging alternately)
The best way to prevent hereditary diseases is to exclude a Basset Hound that is seriously affected with any genetic disorder for all breeding programs.