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HIP Evaluations – OFA & PennHIP

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HIP Evaluations – OFA & PennHIP
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Cherry Ridge Veterinary Clinic is proud to offer both Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) evaluations as well as PennHIP radiographs.

OFA, the traditional means of hip evaluation, uses the extended hip radiographic position. PennHIP is a newer method, which uses three radiographic positions to assess hip laxity. Hip dysplasia is a hereditary disease that causes increased hip joint laxity which often leads to osteoarthritis (OA). Hip joint evaluation is an important test for breeders to monitor their program and to screen prior to breeding. 

Canine hip dysplasia (CHD) is a common, degenerative condition that can lead to painful osteoarthritis, stiffness, and decreased quality of life. Dogs are affected by osteoarthritis experience pain and lameness. CHD is most common in large breed dogs, but it is also possible in small breed dogs, as well as cats. 

The development of Canine Hip Dysplasia can also be influenced by other factors, such as age and weight. While there are no medical or surgical cures for CHD, there are certain procedures and treatment options to help reduce pain and discomfort, and improve the quality of your pet’s life. 

For more information on our OFA and PennHIP services, or to schedule an evaluation, contact Cherry Ridge Veterinary Clinic today.

Cherry Ridge Veterinary Clinic

Our Location

697 Grove Street
Honesdale, PA 18431

Also serving Poconos, PA, Northeast, PA, Wayne County, PA, and surrounding areas.

Our Hours

Monday: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 7:30am – 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Phone: 570-253-2402

Fax: 888-503-1950