German Shepherd Dog Forums - View Single Post - Loki's dad is in need of help!
View Single Post
post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-13-2014, 12:48 AM
Crowned Member
selzer's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denmark, Ohio
Posts: 29,938
I have always heard it is a membrane on the large bones that becomes inflamed when some dogs go through a rapid growth phase. It can be detected by dark patches on x-ray, it is self-limiting, meaning that generally, you can do without pain meds, and the dog will be less likely to over-do it.

Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC
selzer is online now  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome