A very bad pain in the bum!

Here is an X Ray of a dog, Pete, with two dislocated hips. This is a very pain full condition that made walking for Pete very difficult. This has resulted from having hip dysplasia (HD) in both hip joints. HD is where the socket of the hip joint develops abnormally and is not deep enough for the ball of the hip joint. As a result, the hip joint does not stay together and makes movement for this dog very difficult. There are many different procedures to repair this but their success depends on the size of the dog and the degree of damage already caused by this condition. 

Luckily for Pete, he had surgery to replace both joints over the last 6 months and is doing fine now!