OFA radiographs are strongly recommended before breeding your male or female dog - these radiographs can detect hip dysplasia, a condition causing poor conformation of hips in certain dogs.
- OFA radiographs cannot be evaluated in dogs under two years of age.
- Preliminary evaluations are available for dogs over 4 months and under 24 months.
- OFA radiographs should not be taken within one month of the female’s heat cycle.
- Your pet must be either microchipped or tattooed for identification for OFA certification -microchipping can be done at OAH the day the radiographs are taken.
- OFA radiographs require anesthesia to get acceptable radiographs - please plan accordingly.
- OFA radiographs take approximately six weeks to be evaluated, so please plan ahead.
- You will also have the option to radiograph the elbows, as recommended by OFA.