Sherlock was today morning diagnosed with Hip Displacia.
He was limping in the morning and we took him to the 24×7 CUPA clinic at 7am. After an X-Ray, the doctor showed us how the hip joint of his right leg was already wearing thin.
Sherlock just turned 6 months old last week.
There is no cure. We can eventually get his hip replaced. Otherwise there is only slow walking, pain getting up or worse in store.
The number one reason this happens to dogs is when the gene pool is not varied enough.
The only right kind of exercise for him is swimming (where the muscles get stronger without any stress on the bones). Needless to say, there will be tons of swimming in our household today onwards.
Today hasn’t been a great day for Surabhi and I.