i work at a vets office and we had a 6 month old bloodhound come in with a baseball size lump on his elbow... we determined that it was from him flopping down on to his elbow super hard and now its kind of liek "water on the knee" but on the elbow... its just joint fluid and he should be fine... as for hip and elbow dysplasia... usually you dont see that externally... those thigns have to be confirmed with x rays... and dysplasia is a malformation of the bone and joint... but it shouldnt have caused bumps like that.... i would say the next step is to go for a second opinion at another vets or even to an orthopedic specialist... dysplasia is progressive and for a young dog like that to have it in all 4 legs its hard to say how well shes going to get along in her life... i hopeeverythign goes well for ya and that i helped ya out...
Dogs should be examined and vaccinated by a vet every year. They should be on monthly heart worm prevention and monthly flea and tick prevention. Dogs not on heart worm prevention are almost guaranteed to get heart worms and if left untreated, it is ALWAYS fatal. Essentially, adult female worms attach to the inside of the main arteries around the heart and cause congestion (imagine a garden hose stuffed full of noodles). This causes breathing problems, heart murmurs, and fluid back up into their lungs.
Most heart worm prevention also takes care of a lot of common intestinal parasites, most of which can be passed on to people, that feed on blood and can cause major anemia if left untreated.
Even dogs that have been vaccinated in the past still need booster shots yearly. If your dogs bite you or someone else, and they're not up to date on rabies shots, they will be seized and destroyed to be tested for rabies. There is nothing more heartbreaking than being a vet tech and watching a 10 year old dog dying from distemper because they weren't boosted every year. Most diseases your dogs are vaccinated against are FATAL (things like distemper, parvo, lepto, rabies) and there is no reason to let a dog get sick and die because you don't take them to a vet.
You can't say that your dogs are healthy if they haven't been seen by a vet in five years. Waiting until there is an emergency is not a good idea. Most vets that will gladly see a regular patient in the middle of the night for something will tell you to find an emergency clinic, and that they can't help you. Having a regular vet will save you money in the long run and will ensure your dogs have a much healthier life.
Just FYI, as well, if someone finds out your dogs haven't been to a vet in that long, you can be charged with neglect.