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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-12-2014, 11:48 PM
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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.

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