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PennHIP (Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program) is a 20-year-old technique for radiographing animals’ hips to measure the degree of laxity. It has been used to assess hip laxity in dogs and to predict the onset of hip dysplasia. Learn more about our PennHIP X-ray services below.
PennHIP X-Rays are a specialized type of X-ray that is used to assess the health of a dog’s hip joints. The PennHIP technique is considered to be the most accurate way to measure hip joint laxity, and it is used by veterinary specialists around the world. These X-rays are typically performed on puppies at around 16 weeks of age, and they can be repeated every few years as your dog ages. PennHIP X-rays are generally performed by a trained veterinary technician, and the results are interpreted by a board-certified veterinary radiologist. If you have any questions about PennHIP X-rays or would like to schedule an appointment for your dog, please contact our office today.