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Feline Hip Dysplasia is not commonly thought of as a feline condition, but is just as serious and painful in cats as it is in dogs. It is an inherited trait involving multiple gene pairs and is not congenital; animals are not born with hip dysplasia. This disorder develops slowly over a period of time. Some of the symptoms of feline hip dysplasia are:

Once again, I cannot stress the importance of regular veterinary visits. As you well know, most of the above symptoms can be associated with other diseases and disorders and only your veterinarian can determine the cause. To diagnose Feline Hip Dysplasia, your veterinarian will have to take an x-ray. Once the condition has been confirmed, the course of treatment that will best help your pet will be determined.

This page skims the problem of Feline Hip Dysplasia. Please click on the icon below to enter The Feline Hip Dysplasia Awareness site. This in-depth coverage of this disorder will prove to you how important it is to be aware of Feline Hip Dysplasia.

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The Feline Hip Dysplasia Awareness Web Site

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