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Painful bone disease in young dogs

 
                    
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Our dog suddenly had an extremely sore front leg and pretty sore back leg.  It was really confusing because he didn't appear to have any trauma. 

He was in so much pain we took him to the vet a couple days ago.  The diagnosis? 

Panosteitis, a bone inflmation disease that usually affects young male dogs.  It's supposed to go away in 2-5 months but can last as long as 18 months. 

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1561&aid=466

Anyone else ever experienced this?  Our poor healthy dog is limping around like a geriatric.  We're giving him pain meds and anti-infamatories and he's supposed to just not move around much for the next month or so. 
 
                  
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Never experienced it, but saw it diagnosed many times in the 13 years I was a vet tech.  Our doctor never used the term "disease", rather it was described as more of a condition.

It commonly presents as a limp, and often it's a limp that wanders from limb to limb-meaning one day the hind leg & a few days later the hind leg is better but now it's the front leg!

The affected dogs I witnessed were always puppies experiencing a rapid phase of growth, and they were almost exclusively large-breed dogs...never saw any toy poodles get a panosteitis diagnosis at our clinic! LOL

Our vet would let folks know the pup was growing faster than his bones were ready to support.  I can't remember any specific meds she'd prescribe, but I do know she recommended the owners stop feeding puppy formulations, and instead feed the pup a high quality ADULT dog food. 

Your vet probably recommended the same, but if not, I'd sure get his opinion on it!  Hope your pup is better by now!
 
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Jus wrote:
Never experienced it, but saw it diagnosed many times in the 13 years I was a vet tech.  Our doctor never used the term "disease", rather it was described as more of a condition.

It commonly presents as a limp, and often it's a limp that wanders from limb to limb-meaning one day the hind leg & a few days later the hind leg is better but now it's the front leg!

The affected dogs I witnessed were always puppies experiencing a rapid phase of growth, and they were almost exclusively large-breed dogs...never saw any toy poodles get a panosteitis diagnosis at our clinic! LOL

Our vet would let folks know the pup was growing faster than his bones were ready to support.  I can't remember any specific meds she'd prescribe, but I do know she recommended the owners stop feeding puppy formulations, and instead feed the pup a high quality ADULT dog food. 

Your vet probably recommended the same, but if not, I'd sure get his opinion on it!  Hope your pup is better by now!

Our experience exactly Jus, with great pyrs and anatolians.  We followed the food recommendations and the two that were affected have grown out of it.  Probably took a month or two.
 
                  
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Awwwww!  Such beautiful and loveable dogs, so glad they grew out of it!

   Or should that be,  glad they grew  IN to it?     
 
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