What is PennHIP?

PennHIP is a study to assess dogs and cats (from 16 weeks of age) for the risk of developing hip dysplasia with subsequent hip arthritis. PennHIP must be done with the animal under sedation to ensure that the thigh muscles are fully relaxed. This allows the full hip laxity for the pet to be properly assessed.

Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Cocker Spaniels and Shetland Sheepdogs are the common dog breeds most at risk of developing hip dysplasia. 

Maine Coon, Siamese and Persian breeds are the common cat breeds most predisposed to the condition.

Amber Vet is proud to be a pioneer practice that has made PennHIP accessible to Singapore pet parents since 2013. To find out more about PennHIP, please go to Certified PennHIP veterinarians can be found here.