Hello friends, new and old!
We live in an amazing place filled with hard working and dedicated individuals, furry and otherwise! Sled dogs are among these individuals, and I was almost one of them! Unfortunately I had a pretty severe case of hip problems. I was born with a condition called Hip Dysplasia, it was passed down from my parents and grandparents.
Hip Dysplasia is a common disorder in working dogs and it means that my hip joints did not form properly. Bunny-hopping, pain and exaggerated swaying of the hips are common signs of hip dysplasia. Until I could get surgery, I was on pain medication everyday. Without it I could not get out of bed because my hips were actually dislocated!
Once I was big enough for surgery the amazing team at Canada West Veterinary Specialists took care of me, and now I do not need any medication at all!
I get to live everyday pain free and I am able to run, jump, and play as much as I want!