Puppy has Pano. :(
My 5 m/o GSD Rocky was limping for a few days so I took him to the vet. The Xrays showed Pano in both front legs. The right worse than the left. They gave me Metcam.
Is there anything else I can do to speed up Rocky's recovery?
Yes! Years ago when I went through this with my male when he was young, a holistic vet recommended:
-Fish oil (I don't remember the doseage, but I do remember it seeming like a lot (several capsules per meal) --your vet should be able to help with doseage, based on your pup's weight)--it is a natural anti-inflammatory
-Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM (1500mg/day of gluc)
The vet actually sent me to Trader Joes to get good quality human supplements for the pup, back then. We did not use any pain meds -- NSAIDs on a young pup worried me, so this was the alternative protocol she came up with.
This combination took about a week to kick in, but it helped a lot. It cut the duration per leg way down from what is normally reported, and it also reduced the severity. On the supplements, my guy remained active and playful with a slight limp but no significant loss of quality of life.
I'm going through the same now with my dog. Just turned 10 months. Started around 9 months in his front paw. Limping holding it up when sitting. Lasted for about a week. But now came back strong in both hips and femur. Feel really bad. Came with fever loss of appetite, really limited his ability to play and run so much thought it was HD and had full x rays done on back. Vets said hips are good but has really bad spots though out both sides.
I am now going to try the fish oil I take for myself, mercury free via Andrew lesmen.
Stated him on gluco, plus vet has him on rimadyl twice a day at 75g.
After a week, moderate improvement started to eat a little better, not much in the morning, but would at night. Still after short runs he will stop and rest. So they added 100m of toradol twice a day to help with pain.
He is 90lbs and I hate giving him this, so I want to try and do anything I can. Trying to keep him still is driving both of us nuts lol.
when my dog had pano i gave him a lot of crate time. i didn't walk him
much, jumping or running. lots of times i would put ice in a towel
and rub his legs. sometimes i rubbed his legs with my hands not
usuing a towel with ice. pano goes and comes. follow your Vet's
advice. your dog will out grow it.
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