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Supplements For Hip Dysplasia

Last Updated : 13-Nov-2022

Our young dog has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia.  She has a very high hip score. I have been advised to buy supplements for her condition. My wife and I are very much for holistic treatments and quality products. We are both vegan and we like and always buy PET Plus as we believe that it is made with high-quality ingredients.

Are there any products that you might sell or recommend we buy to supplement our dog's diet? I don't want to buy the normal marketed supplements as I don't believe they are good enough. They are basically selling it for the money not for the effectiveness. If you had any ideas I would be very grateful for your help.

This is the label from the raw dog food that she gets where you can see the ingredients.

Raw Dog Food Ingredients
Ingredients in dog food Michele uses
PET Plus Vet Reader : Michele

Dr Susanna's Response

That's a great diet. Well done. That's fine for bones, offal and everything. You could add blended greens too, like spinach, broccoli, celery to increase the mineral content of her bowl of food.

You could replace a few of her meals with various vegan options. I use a variety of vegetables, for example

  • avocado (excluding skin and stone)
  • coconut
  • chia porridge made with homemade nut milk or coconut milk,
  • all sorts of vegan delicacies we make for ourselves, excluding onion.

In fact, we feed the same food we eat but giving the dogs more protein, so more nuts and seeds, all soaked so they are alive, germinated and without the enzyme inhibitors found in the nut skins. There's more info on this website, which I hope you find useful. I've attached a human diet sheet to give you some more ideas. Looking forward to your comments.

I know it's tough for us vegans ... so let me know if you want her to be vegan too and I can make lots of mineral rich suggestions! Do you already know how to eat raw living mineral rich vegan foods, using chia seeds, nuts etc etc? Keep her slim and strong, with good muscles.

Take her swimming every day, then she builds muscles without damaging herself. Clean, filtered, chemical free water t drink. Avoid WiFi and all EMFs as much as possible.