Pet PennHIP and OFA Testing

Northridge Veterinary Clinic and Rehabilitation in Wichita, KS, offers comprehensive PennHIP and OFA testing services to assess the hip health and joint integrity of your beloved pets.

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Understanding Pet PennHIP and OFA Testing

What is PennHIP Testing?
PennHIP (University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program) testing is a method used to evaluate a dog’s susceptibility to hip dysplasia, a common orthopedic condition that affects the hip joints. During a PennHIP evaluation, specialized X-rays are taken to measure the laxity of the hip joint, providing valuable information about a dog’s risk of developing hip dysplasia later in life.

What is OFA Testing?
OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) testing is another diagnostic tool used to assess the orthopedic health of dogs, particularly regarding hip and elbow dysplasia. OFA evaluations involve submitting X-rays of the hips and elbows to a board-certified radiologist for review and certification, indicating whether the dog meets the breed standards for hip and elbow health.

Benefits of Pet PennHIP and OFA Testing

Early Detection of Orthopedic Issues

PennHIP and OFA testing allow for the early detection of orthopedic conditions such as hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia, which can significantly impact a dog’s quality of life if left untreated. Early intervention based on these test results can help mitigate the progression of these conditions and improve long-term outcomes for affected pets.

Informed Breeding Decisions

For dog breeders, PennHIP and OFA testing provides valuable information about the orthopedic health of breeding stock, allowing them to make informed decisions about breeding pairs and reduce the risk of passing on hereditary orthopedic conditions to future generations.

Personalized Treatment Plans

If orthopedic issues are detected through PennHIP or OFA testing, our veterinary team can develop personalized treatment plans tailored to the specific needs of each pet. This may include lifestyle modifications, dietary recommendations, physical therapy, or surgical interventions to manage pain and improve mobility.

Trust Northridge Veterinary Clinic and Rehabilitation for Pet PennHIP and OFA Testing in Wichita, KS

At Northridge Veterinary Clinic and Rehabilitation, we are committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care for pets in Wichita, KS. Our PennHIP and OFA testing services offer valuable insights into your pet’s orthopedic health, allowing us to detect and address potential issues early and improve their overall quality of life.