Some dogs respond very well to treatment and their symptoms improve as they become an adult. Unfortunately, these dogs often still develop arthritis in their hips as they get older.
Some dogs don’t respond well to medical treatment and hip dysplasia continues to cause pain throughout their life. In these cases, stronger pain relief or surgery may be suggested.
If your dog’s pain becomes uncontrollable it may be necessary to consider making the very difficult decision to put them to sleep.