Plum Creek Regional Animal Medical Center

1751 E. Exchange Street

Crete, IL 60417 US

(708) 672-7269

Pet Vet Express

728 Joliet Street

Dyer, IN 46311 US

(219) 881-8812

Hip Dysplasia

Image of dog standing.

Hip dysplasia is a congenital disease that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. It is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. It can be found in many animals and, rarely, humans, but is common in many dog breeds, particularly the larger breeds.

In the normal anatomy of the hip joint, the thigh bone (femur) joins the hip in the hip joint, specifically the caput ossis femoris. The almost spherical end of the femur articulates with the hip bone acetabulum, a partly cartilaginous mold into which the caput neatly fits. It is important that the weight of the body is carried on the bony part of the acetabulum, not on the cartilage part, because otherwise the caput can glide out of the acetabulum, which is very painful. Such a condition also may lead to maladaptation of the respective bones and poor articulation of the joint. In dogs, the problem almost always appears by the time the dog is 18 months old. The defect can be anywhere from mild to severely crippling. It can cause severe osteoarthritis eventually.

Plum Creek Regional Animal Medical Center

1751 E Exchange St,
Crete, IL 60417
(708) 672-7269

Please call our main telephone number (708-672-7269) for instructions for after-hour emergencies.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Plum Creek Regional Animal Medical Center

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Pet Vet Express

728 Joliet St,
Dyer, IN 46311
(219) 881-8812

We offer a limited number of services at Pet Vet, our outpatient, walk-in animal clinic in Dyer, IN. Pet Vet provides treatment for minor health problems of dogs and cats that do not require the services of a large hospital or the use of advanced diagnostic equipment. No appointment is necessary.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Pet Vet Express

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed