Objective—To evaluate owners' perceptions of the
outcomes of dogs that have undergone total hip
Sample Population—Owners of 145 dogs that had
Procedure—Surveys were mailed to owners of 353
dogs that underwent THA between 1982 and 1996.
Owners were asked to answer multiple-choice questions
and provide written comments.
Results—The response rate was 41%. For owners
who responded to the survey, time from surgery to
completion of the questionnaire ranged from 6
months to 11 years. Overall, 122 respondents (84.1%)
rated results of THA in their dog as excellent or good.
Conclusion and Clinical Relevance—Results suggest
that owners are generally satisfied with the
results of THA in their dogs. (J Am Vet Med Assoc