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My cousin has a German Shepherd he has developed a Hip (rear leg), help?

Friends, My cousin has a German Shepherd - 9 years old - very sweet and healthy. Recently around 6 months back he has developed a Hip (rear leg) - not clear - problem wherein he is now just not able to walk properly. He tries moving with his front leg and just drags the rear part of his body - sprawled on the ground. I saw him recently and was indicated by my cousin that he has visited the Vet and was indicated that this is common for all GSD. I really find this difficult to believe that this is not curable & hence am approaching this forum to see if there is any way we can save him. BTW my cousin stays in Hyderabad.
By Ishwarya · 29 Oct 2010 1:45 pm

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By Arpit · 29 Oct 2010 7:01 pm
this is very common in GSD. called as HIP DYSPLASIA
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 29 Oct 2010 10:28 pm
he is getting old and its sign of old age.HD will not show up at an age of years. It crops mainly in the first year.
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By deekshith · 30 Oct 2010 8:41 am
well sorry to hear that hmm maybe it is curable nothing is incurable did the vet take any xray? if so what did he say?
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By sunil sehgal · 31 Oct 2010 10:35 pm
You can try Homoeopathic medicine "Conium" 200 - twice a day for two weeks. There must be a Homoeopathic doctor in the close vicinity of your residence or a homoeopathic pharmacy. Take German medicine, preferably though Indian medicine are also good especially SBL if German is not available.

Your dog is not suffering from HIP Dysplasia - that's for sure.
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By sandy · 01 Nov 2010 7:12 pm
Give MEGAFLEX 15 mg per day that should do and u can also put scientific remidies HD/ED tablets which would improve the lubrication in the joints.

I am not a doctor and these are just supplements..
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By sandy · 01 Nov 2010 7:18 pm
most importantly reduce the weight below the breeds average..at least 5 kgs less than the breed standard
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