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wolfy dog 04-19-2014 01:42 PM

Pano worse in other leg
 
Finally the Pano seemed under control but now his other, right, leg is affected to the point that he is limping severely and sometimes lies down because of it.
He never had so much discomfort in his left leg. Is this normal? Does it mean it will last longer than the left one?
He is being monitored by the vet.
Metacam doesn't do anything and neither does the herbal supplement. It is so sad to see him struggle through the most fun period of his life. I am hesitant to get stronger painkillers.

my boy diesel 04-19-2014 01:44 PM

what did the vet say?

Ellimaybel 04-19-2014 01:55 PM

Gunther isn't on painkillers, just anti-inflammatories. He's on Carprofen 75 mg. It works really well with him and he was in as much pain with his as yours seems to be now.

wolfy dog 04-19-2014 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Ellimaybel (Post 5400169)
Gunther isn't on painkillers, just anti-inflammatories. He's on Carprofen 75 mg. It works really well with him and he was in as much pain with his as yours seems to be now.

How long did it take him to be OK? How old was he when it started?
Carproven = Rimadyl I guess. Will have to decide on that one. I hate for him to be in pain.

trcy 04-19-2014 02:47 PM

Kaleb's started when he was about 5 to 6 months. At one point he had it in his front and hide leg. He hobbled around. We tried many things to ease his pain. We gave him some rimadyl on really bad day. We did try the herbal stuff too. It didn't seem to help. My breeder told me to get his weight down. He is by no means heavy, but the more weight they carry the more the struggle with the pano....when they have it.

He's 10 months now and much better. It seems we're over the worst of it. *hopefully*

Ellimaybel 04-19-2014 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by wolfy dog (Post 5400305)
How long did it take him to be OK? How old was he when it started?
Carproven = Rimadyl I guess. Will have to decide on that one. I hate for him to be in pain.

Initially we did the dosage twice a day for 5 days and then stopped when he stopped showing signs of pain. The prescription cost me about $35 and had 30 pills. But it flared up again yesterday so now I'm using the rest of the pills until they're gone and going from there. Going to ask vet on Monday if I'll need to re-fill to have on hand or if she thinks he'll be done.

RebelGSD 04-19-2014 06:39 PM

One of mine started with pano when he was 3 months and had it more or less until 1.5yrs. He did not tolerate the anti-inflammatories and stopped eating on them. It was sad to watch him in pain. But they do get better. His brother, same litter, same food, never had a problem.

Ellimaybel 04-20-2014 01:03 AM

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Originally Posted by RebelGSD (Post 5401257)
One of mine started with pano when he was 3 months and had it more or less until 1.5yrs. He did not tolerate the anti-inflammatories and stopped eating on them. It was sad to watch him in pain. But they do get better. His brother, same litter, same food, never had a problem.

Gunther has days on his that he doesn't want to eat his kibble. I crumble up crackers, pour broth over it, tear up lunch meat, or toss in some crumbled hamburger in the bowl. He eats it all up in one sitting. He feels it's a special treat for taking his medicine and I feel better because he ate. Wow, that's a long time for pano! Your boy grew fast! Also, OP, not sure if it applies to every situation but my vet told me to cut his puppy chow half and half with adult food to reduce the amount of protein he was eating. I've chosen to cut it more adult this second time around but that's only because of his pano spreading to his hip and I'm over cautious.

KZoppa 04-20-2014 01:52 AM

Dax has bouts of pano since he was about 6 months old. He's 13 months old now and just had another flair up. Hopefully this will be the last bottle of rimadyl I have to get refilled. Originally he was thought to have a sprain because it was triggered from him trying to do a flying tackle off the couch at Shasta. She saw him coming, moved, he landed pretty hard. He was later xrayed to determine if there was a break or if it was pano.

With Dax, pano doesn't slow him down. Least this recent flair up hasn't. It can affect one limb or multiple limbs at one time. I usually keep him on the rimadyl for a couple days past when he stops limping to help keep the inflammation down. When I take him off it, I don't allow any strenuous activity for about a day to watch him and see how he's doing.


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