Question by  Spazman667 (259)

What are some causes for a labrador retriever to have hip pain?


Answer by  Gav (49)

Arthritis is prevalent in many species of dogs, especially larger breeds. Glucosamine supplements can typically help out some, depending on the severity of the case.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

1. This could be caused by arthritis in the hip. That risk increases with weight and age. 2. It could be caused by an injury, such as displacement or fracture. See the vet.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

Large breed dogs, like the labrador retriever, can have hip problems like hip dysplasia, which causes lameness. This is a congenital problem when the hip socket is malformed. Sometimes an X-ray will not show it, but the dog may hop with both back legs together when walking. It could also be degenerative joint disease, i. e. arthritis.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

If its an older dog it could be arthritis some breeds of dog have hip displasia it is genetic and they are born with it or it may be they fell or got bumped with or by something that caused some bruising and made it sore most of the time rest and a couple days being quiet fixes it.

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