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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about the PennHIP method. The answers to these questions may raise additional questions. For more detailed answers, please explore the relevant areas of this web site.
Why use PennHIP?
How was PennHIP developed?
What is the rationale behind PennHIP?
Information About the Procedure
What Happens to My Dog During a PennHIP Evaluation?
How Old Must My Dog be to Have a PennHIP Radiograph?
Does This Procedure Require Sedation and/or Anesthesia?
Is the PennHIP Procedure More Expensive Than the OFA Procedure?
Is It Possible to Hurt My Dog's Hips?
How Can I Get the Name of a PennHIP Veterinarian or Get Answers to Additional Questions?
Benefits and Other Items
How Does This Benefit Me as an Owner or Breeder of Dogs?
How does PennHIP differ from evaluation methods which use the hip-extended position?
Is PennHIP Going to Replace Other Commercially Available Systems?
Will AKC and Other Breed Registration Organizations "Recognize" PennHIP?
My vet has advised a surgical procedure to avoid the development of arthritis in my dog later in life based on the results of his PennHIP examination. Should I have my dog operated on?
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The purpose of this website is to provide information about the PennHIP method. Every effort has been made to ensure that its contents are accurate and current. You should not use the contents of this document for the diagnosis or treatment of hip dysplasia or any other medical problem. This technology is only valid when practiced by a certified PennHIP veterinarian. Always consult your veterinarian if you believe your pet has a medical problem