9 month old, growing pains? - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-27-2008, 01:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
roxykong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 11
Default 9 month old, growing pains?

Hello,
We are the owners of a wonderful female shepherd named Roxy. We have noticed around 5 months that she would limp on and off. Now, at 9 months, she just finished her first heat cycle (we are getting her spayed next month), and she seems to have pain in all of her limbs, yet she will play on them like normal. She has recently gotten defensive about her food, and will growl, even snap, if we try to touch her forearms which she never had done before. It's not a paw problem, but seems to be around the ends of the long bones, like the elbow joint and wrist? Any help would be greatly appreciated as we are really frustrated to see her in pain.

Thanks.
roxykong is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-27-2008, 01:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
No Stinkin' Leashes Moderator
 
Cassidy's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 28,665
Default Re: 9 month old, growing pains?

Sounds like panosteitis, often referred to as pano: http://www.peteducation.com/article....2+1561&aid=466
Cassidy's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2008, 01:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
SunCzarina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 12,586
Default Re: 9 month old, growing pains?

Poor Roxy. Kisses to her from Otto, he has pano too.

When I exercise him, I make sure he's playing on a padded surface. He loves ball so restricting his play like suggested on the pano info sites is not an option (unless I want my hands and pantlegs chewed off). I have a padded room for him to run around in.

http://www.matsmatsmats.com/home/gar...oft-floor.html

The kids color floor is similar to what I have in my basement - although I paid a lot less for it at BJs Wholesale club - I've also seen it at Lowe's and a cut out bin hardware store called Grossmans.

When my pup plays on the floors that aren't padded or outside, he limps. If he plays on the foam floor, it's not so bad.

Also, walks on concrete are suposed to agrevate the condition so shorter walks are in order. It's hard when you have a young pup with so much energy and this problem.
__________________
-Jenn

Venus of Crooked Creek 1/26/13
Otto von Hena-C 05/23/08
Morgan Donnermond 08/04/01 to 9/28/12 Long Live the Queen!

I have duct tape and I am not afraid to use it.
SunCzarina is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2008, 02:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
roxykong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: 9 month old, growing pains?

we suspected it might be pano when she started to feel pain in her legs, do you recommend anything for pain management, and did your pup show signs of aggression during his pano. thank you for all your responses.
roxykong is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2008, 02:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 307
Default Re: 9 month old, growing pains?

Quote:
Originally Posted By: roxykongwe suspected it might be pano when she started to feel pain in her legs, do you recommend anything for pain management, and did your pup show signs of aggression during his pano. thank you for all your responses.
Our 11 month old Diego has had 3 bouts of Pano. Once at 5 months, 7 months & recently at 10 months. They lasted for 9 days, 7 days & the last one was 3 days.
Just try to limit your dog's activity during the flair up's.
__________________
Quantum Vom Haus Tyson (Call sign "Diego")
01-29-08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWV40nk6fcY
derby98 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2008, 03:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
allieg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 4,413
Default Re: 9 month old, growing pains?

I would get ahold of your vet and ask what he recommends for pain management.I haven't had that problem yet but my breeder said to use Bufferin 2x a day.She didn't say the dosage so ask the vet and they will be able to tell you the dosage amount on whatever pain med they recommend.Good luck,hopefully the aggression is pain related.
__________________
Allie owned by:

Athena 5/4/08 http://www.dogster.com/dogs/925796
Lexi 6/1/07 Puggle of some sort

allieg is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2008, 03:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
SunCzarina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 12,586
Default Re: 9 month old, growing pains?

Quote:
Originally Posted By: roxykongwe suspected it might be pano when she started to feel pain in her legs, do you recommend anything for pain management, and did your pup show signs of aggression during his pano. thank you for all your responses.
I don't give him anything for pain. He doesn't act like it hurts, he just bobbles when he walks (opposed to floating like a GSD should). He lifts his front legs almost like he's saying please but it's at inappropriate times.

He doesn't have the aggression burst like you're seeing. Otto's aggression is usually founded in something else - he's overtired or my female GSDs neck looks tasty to him.
__________________
-Jenn

Venus of Crooked Creek 1/26/13
Otto von Hena-C 05/23/08
Morgan Donnermond 08/04/01 to 9/28/12 Long Live the Queen!

I have duct tape and I am not afraid to use it.
SunCzarina is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2008, 04:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: VIRGINIA
Posts: 77
Send a message via Yahoo to Dee Phillips
Default Re: 9 month old, growing pains?

I wont worry for awhile she is 9mths and they are not mature till 2 so get advise do alot of work,food and excerise,Keep nails short.They can be babies if you baby them, you will know when you have a problem but they will play you ,if its gets them what they want.To smart for there own good.You can have all the x-rays and tests, so your sure but give her some work and she may stop.
__________________
jAGUAR VON WOLFNASE
PRINCESS DANITA PHILLIPS
Dee Phillips is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2008, 06:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Mateo, CA, USA
Posts: 742
Default Re: 9 month old, growing pains?

Our dog Juli had some limping and pain at around 10 months that lasted about a week. I gave her 2 82mg aspirin the nonenteric coated tablets for pain. It seemed to work for her even though she doesn't usually show any pain.

If limping transfers from leg to leg it could be pano.

Good luck with her getting better soon. I am sick when my dog is sick.

Glenn
__________________
Qadira vom Haus Tyson 01/29/08
Call name: Juli
gmcenroe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2008, 11:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
LisaT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 17,153
Default Re: 9 month old, growing pains?

Any chance of her or the mother being exposed to ticks? Has the lyme vaccine ever been given?
__________________

LisaT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:12 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com