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OFA Screenings

Ensure your dog's joints are healthy

Purdy Veterinary Hospital offers Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) evaluations for canines.

What Is an OFA Screening?

The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals helps breeders reduce the incidence of genetic disease in their dogs by certifying hips, elbows, and patellas, among others.

At Purdy Veterinary Hospital we pride ourselves in taking quality radiographs to make sure that your pet receives the very best evaluation that he deserves.  We find that with a little patience, sedation is rarely needed to obtain good films.  Our clients come from great distances for these services and we appreciate their efforts and are dedicated to providing excellent service in this area.

About Canine Hip Dysplasia

Canine hip dysplasia (CHD) is a common problem in large breed dogs, such as the Akita, German Shepherd, Labrador and Golden Retrievers, and the Rottweiler. Evaluations are essential for breeding animals and service dogs to help reduce the incidence of hip dysplasia, to assure hip joint soundness, and to help diagnose the potential for hip dysplasia.

Performed at an early age, these evaluations can help guide us to determine if corrective measures may be taken to prevent your dog from developing hip dysplasia.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Please call us at (253) 857-4045 if you have any questions about OFA evaluations, or if you would like to schedule a consultation for your dog.

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