Any breed "can" have problems with their hips when certain other conditions exist. Obesity would be one of those conditions that could lead to hip problems, poor diet another. Lhasas do have some back, hip and knee issues that surface from time to time. Good breeding will help to eliminate these issues from the breed entirely but many do not conform to good breeding practices. Use of some vitamin and mineral supplements may help but diet is another issue of extreme importance. Many of these type of skeletal issues are more probably with poor feeding. Owners often believe they are feeding good food, when, in fact, with better nutritional information they discover their food is lacking important ingredients. Each breed may have certain needs that are greater than another. Limit all jumping type activities to extend the dogs life and chances of living with the ailment as pain free as possible. One bad jump can cause a flare up in a dog that has already had a prior injury.
Answered by funlog - 2/11/2014 9:20:52 AM