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12-18-2012 02:21 AM
msvette2u Bone Inflammation (Panosteitis) in Dogs | petMD

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12-18-2012 02:21 AM
Mc10 Googled Pano - seem's they tend to out grow it.
Hope this is the case and he can out grow it.
12-18-2012 02:17 AM
Mc10 thanks msvete2u. can i ask. what is pano? i see this mentioned alot on this site but never see what it actually is? By toeing out i take it you mean the foot facing out the way where as the other one points straight. He does do that at times it points forward then the next time hes standing and the foot points slightly out the way. I asked about it last night at the vets. Had a different vet within the same clinic and she seemed spot on and like she wanted to help. took a look at the xray's again and said nothing was showing up that would worry her too much but she could really see Drey was not comfortable with his front right leg and has forwarded the xrays to the Orthopaedic specialist in the next city who might require us to go through very soon so he can give him the once over (which isnt a problem as we want this fixed or helped asap) The vet was really spot on though explained that if there is an issue they will do everything they can to catch it while hes younger. hate seeing him limping!
12-17-2012 12:07 PM
msvette2u It could be pano or it could be an elbow going wrong or even a fracture like you said.
A typical elbow dysplasia occurring will show the dog toeing out on that leg, and holding his elbow closer to his body.

Xrays can show pano or an elbow dysplasia though. It could be soft-tissue but a few months is a long time to have that brewing.
12-17-2012 10:30 AM
Mc10 Thorny

great idea. thanks very much. Its hurting me seeing him being held back and really want to put a stop to the problem. Thats some good advice. thanks for taking the time to reply.
12-17-2012 10:22 AM
Thorny Gunnar did a similar thing, and I was able to isolate it to a single pad on his foot. It took a lot of pressure from my hand to elicit the cry of pain from him that told me where the pain was coming from.

My suggestion to you is to look at a diagram of the anatomy of your dog and deliver firm pressure to every joint and growth plate in his sore leg from the shoulder blade all the way down to the toe nails. If you can find the source that gives you some insight.

Also, a new vet might be in order. Pain killers cover and issue, they don't solve it. I'd avoid those in a puppy.
12-17-2012 10:03 AM
Mc10
Limp

Hi, been a while since i have posted. i have been reading various threads and looking over certain parts of the website but i have not posted in a while.

I was after some general feedback / thoughts on an issue i am having with Drey. Its been a bit of an ongoing health issue. Couple months back we were out a walk and he fell down a small bank. Since then he has developed a limp. I am putting 2 and 2 together and saying it has come from the fall as it was never apparent before it, but you know how it goes with the puppies, they are gangly and a bit 'bambi on ice' while growing up and the run / trott varies each day. We left him a day or so and tried to keep movement to a minimum. The limp only showed when he was at a 'trotting' pace, didnt seem to bother him at running speed.
After a visit to the vet we recieved pain killers and were told too rest, just a bump and bruise soo to speak mixed with growing pains. We rested and the limp did apear to go for a time being, or atleast reduce it. As you can appreciate a GSD doesn't understand the rest and stay in / small walks for your own good or stop chasing the ball, so we had to eventually walk him again. The limp re appeared and we decided we wanted xrays done. The vets xrayed him and said there was no visable damage and to rest him again, giving us an anti inflamatry spray. Again we rested him for days - trying mental stimulation to keep him occupied. Now the limp apears to be back with vengance and looks worse than before. It never used to bother him but i can now see when standing the front left leg is straight but the front right has a slight bend in it like he is keeping the pressure off of it. Iv inspected the pad, iv stroked and touched all parts of the leg looking for a whimper and nothing apears to be showing. He now cries sometimes and i know my dog, its after a walk or he has played ball. I know its bothering him and i can tell by the stance he is reluctant to openly go all out on that leg. Like he is compensating for it.
we have the vets again tonight and i am reluctant to accept growing pains or a bump and bruise as this has been weeks. Closer to months now. any past experience / constructive views would really help. i am maybe over daddying my pup and he is just growing / tripped but he loves his big runs /getting out and i can tell its hampering him.

thanks

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