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PennHIP Testing

Prairie Ridge Animal Hospital offers PennHIP testing to detect potential orthopedic problems in puppies as young as 16 weeks old.


The PennHIP testing method is a hip screening tool used to detect orthopedic problems such as canine hip dysplasia (CHD) or osteoarthritis in dogs. These conditions can affect your dog’s mobility and quality of life as they age, which is why PennHIP can be beneficial in creating a preventive and palliative plan for your pet. When a dog is found to be at risk to develop CHD or osteoarthritis, our veterinarians can help intervene to lessen the effects of the disease, or prevent it altogether.

When Should I Test My Dog?

We recommend PennHIP testing in puppies as young as 16 weeks, which is when this test can produce accurate results. If you are interested in PennHIP testing for your dog, please contact us to arrange your next appointment.

To learn more about PennHIP testing method, please visit Antech Imaging Services' website.