Canine hip dysplasia is the most common inherited joint problem in medium and large breed dogs. It can be debilitating and painful, so it’s important to know whether your dog is affected or might be affected in the future. In addition, any dog that will be used as breeding stock should have his or her hips examined to avoid passing on genes that support hip problems.

PennHIP is a radiographic screening technique to evaluate the laxity (or looseness) in canine hips and determine their risk of developing hip dysplasia.