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kk116 04-13-2014 03:50 PM

Question about Pano
My 5 month old female came up lame 3 days ago. Quite suddenly she was unable to put weight on the left hind, and kept crying out. We immediately went to our vet. He seemed to think it was either an acute injury or pano. I had been with her constantly and saw no injury. She had eaten, so he scheduled her to be sedated for,xrays this coming Tuesday, and gave us some rimadyl. It has been three days, and she has had no improvement. She will just lay on her bed. She goes out, but that's it. Just doesn't want to walk. Rimadyl does not seem to be helping. I am worried it is HD. But she showed no signs of it prior to this. However, she would bunny hop stairs, but 3 at a time. My question is: Does this sound like Pano? Is there something else I can do to help her? Should I apply heat or cold? Any suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated.

trcy 04-13-2014 04:00 PM

Riley had pano, He never cried out in pain from it. He just limped a lot. By about 9 1/2 months it seemed to be clearing up.....

Kaleb has pano. He started limping about 5 1/2 to 6 months old. He never cried out n pain from it, but sometimes he really hobbled around. Especially when it was in his front and hind leg at the same time. He is 10 months old now and walking much better.

Both the dogs still wanted to play with the pano. I did not encourage it though.

Maybe your dog pulled something. The xrays will show if it is pano. It looks kind of fuzzy/blurry. Riley was xrayed for it. Kaleb was not. The breeder saw him walking and said it was definitely pano. Having dealt with pano with Riley I thought it was too.

wolfy dog 04-13-2014 04:43 PM

it's best to have her X-rayed to rule out other issues. DDog (5 months old) has Pano and I was glad that I had him X-rayed. It is not fun for him to be limping off and on but alt least I know he will be OK in a few months.
I take him for short walks on soft soil and basically outside let him exercise on his terms.

kk116 04-13-2014 04:57 PM

Thank you! Tuesday isn't going to come soon enough! It's just sad. My kids are running around playing, she wants so badly to be a part of the action, yet she just stays put.

Momto2GSDs 04-13-2014 05:47 PM

Did your vet inform you on the side effects of Rimadyl for your puppy?:confused:

Quote: There is much controversy about the use of NSAIDs, such as Rimadyl (carprofen), Etogesic (etodolac), Deramaxx (deracoxib), Metacam (meloxicam), and aspirin. This is due to their potential for harmful side effects, which include not only gastric ulceration but also liver and kidney failure, leading to death in some cases, sometimes after only one or two doses.

Anecdotal reports indicate that Rimadyl and Deramaxx appear more likely to cause serious problems when first started than other NSAIDs. Be particularly watchful if you use either of these drugs. Un-quote.

From Rimadyl Label: What are the possible side effects that may occur in
my dog during Rimadyl therapy?
Rimadyl, like other drugs, may cause some side effects.
Serious but rare side effects have been reported in dogs
taking NSAIDs, including Rimadyl. Serious side effects can
occur with or without warning and in rare situations result
in death.
The most common NSAID-related side effects generally
involve the stomach (such as bleeding ulcers), and liver or
kidney problems. Look for the following side effects that can
indicate your dog may be having a problem with Rimadyl or
may have another medical problem:
Decrease or increase in appetite
Change in bowel movements (such as diarrhea, or black,
tarry or bloody stools)
Change in behavior (such as decreased or increased
activity level, in-coordination, seizure or aggression)
Yellowing of gums, skin, or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
Change in drinking habits (frequency, amount
Change in urination habits (frequency, color, or smell)
Change in skin (redness, scabs, or scratching)

It is important to stop therapy and contact your veterinarian
immediately if you think your dog has a medical problem or
side effect from Rimadyl therapy.

Here is a Homeopthic combination remedy that is helping many dogs with lameness.

TRAUMEEL: Inflammation of muscles, bone, soft tissue, tendon, ligaments, nerves. Your local health food store may carry this or the net:

Traumeel Tablets - 100 Tabs

If it turns out to be Pano, there is an herbal combination that can help.

wolfy dog 04-13-2014 09:08 PM

I am using this herbal solution from Natural Rearing (.com) along with 500 mg Vit. C twice a day. According to the vet, his case is mild which is wasn't before I started him on these herbals and Vit. C.
It is very frustrating to see them in pain but I kinda watch how bad it is before I give him any pain meds to limit the exposure to this nasty stuff. So far he hasn't had any meds after the herbs and C but is still limping slightly. Good luck to your puppy. You'll know more after the X-rays

kk116 04-15-2014 04:46 PM

Need Help. Fast.
I just got back from the vet. I am in shock. It wasn't Pano. It is severe hip dysplasia. The left hip joint is so bad it won't stay in the socket. I have been referred to a surgeon. I live in the chicagoland area. My dr. Has recommended dr. Claude Gendreu at Buffalo Veterinary Specialists. They feel she will need a femoral head osteotomy right away. Can anyone help? Anyone know his doctor, or any others in my area. Has anyone's puppy had an FHO?

onyx'girl 04-15-2014 04:55 PM

so, so sorry to read this. I wonder if contacting Purdue vet school may be an option. I've heard great things about them and their treatment.

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