The AIS PennHIP method has a strong scientific foundation as the most effective hip screening tool available for dogs.

AIS PennHIP testing is accurate in puppies as young as 16 weeks of age. It gives an estimate of the risk for painful osteoarthritis (OA) of canine hip dysplasia (CHD) later in life. With this information, preventive and palliative strategies can be recommended by the PennHIP-trained veterinarian.

All dogs can benefit from PennHIP testing. For pet dogs found to be at risk to develop hip OA, early intervention can help prevent or lessen the severity of CHD. For working/service dogs, identifying a dog with healthy hips can extend the working life of the dog. For breeding dogs, early detection of at-risk hips can allow the breeder to make early, informed decisions as to which dogs to keep in breeding programs.

  • Turnaround Time for a PennHIP Consults is 72hours

Attention veterinarians and technicians: PennHIP training is now FREE and available online.

For veterinarians and technicians interested in becoming certified to perform the PennHIP method, click here to learn more about web-based training and certification.

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How AIS PennHIP testing can help your dog