|10-20-2013 12:52 PM|
After some research.....I am 99% sure it is Panosteitis.....
I have never heard of it-but after reading everything I could find....My pup S/S are nearly text book...lol.....Sure is a great relief too......
|10-20-2013 11:39 AM|
Sounds like Pano, fairly common in our GSD pups.
Panosteitis in the GSD - Panosteitis and Your German Shepherd Dog
panosteitis in the german shepherd
|10-19-2013 12:27 PM|
Thanks for the replies....I will have to research Pano-I have never heard of that.
So far he has not limped or shown any issues with any of his legs/paws since the 14th of Oct....
All the S/S went away as if nothing had happened...kinda odd......but not complaining...lol...
It may have been something he ate....today I stopped him from eating a red colored toad stool...he walk past it then reached down to grab it...he has never done that before-at least that I know of...
I did notice him eating stick-tights off the stick-tight bush a few time but didn't think anything of it...He grooms himself and remove them and sand-burrs off himself but usually spits them out.....I don't know....puppies are a lot like little kids-they will put anything in their mouth....lol....I just wish he would spit some things out...lol...
|10-18-2013 03:18 PM|
I won't judge you for not taking him to the vet. Actually its good to keep a diary of symptoms like what you are doing so if you do go to the vet, you can give them good information.
I really don't know what the cause is, but when our dog was limping the first conservative treatment our vet recommended was 2 weeks of rest with an anti-inflammatory. It was not crated rest, but no running, jumping, nothing crazy. Just outside for bathroom and moderate walking. So my input would be to rest your dog more, see if there is improvement. If not, you really should go to the vet.
|10-18-2013 02:23 PM|
Natural alternatives to drugs: NaturalRearing.com :: Loading Website...
"Panosteitis is another problem that many of us face who breed fast growing, larger puppies. I have personally had several Basset puppies afflicted with Pano and I am happy to report that through breeder networking, has come to light a specific herbal blend formulated for this problem. This blend of nine organic herbs really works! On average we see a total disappearance of symptoms within a week or two. No crate rest is necessary. The supplement can then be used until the threat of Pano is gone." NaturalRearing.com ~ Natural Therapies for the 21st Century Breeder Call Roger at 541-899-2080
Or here is a list of holistic vets in OK that could possibly do acupuncture or chiropractic's for your baby.
Hope he gets better!
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130 EAST STATE HIGHWAY 152
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|10-18-2013 02:03 PM|
Ideas and thoughts....
My 8mo old GSD puppy started holding his left paw off the floor and limped when he walked.
Check foot for foreign object-found none-No noted edema, wounds, foul odors..etc....no history of injury etc....
This started Oct 2 on Oct 5- I placed him on low activity or the best I could to limit use of his foot/leg, however, he got really depressed by the 3rd day and he had to play ball.
Please note-other than the holding of the foot and limping-he had no other S/S or changes.
He did start to show signs of slight improvement by Oct 10.
On Oct 13-he was in extreme pain in his Right leg..not the left....I could see the spasm in the right shoulder that he had about 4 times-kinda like a Charley-horse-he also seemed to be favoring his hind end at this point-I started him on ASA 325mg every 12 hours and messaged his leg-basic comfort care.
On Oct 14-he got up and trotted to the door and asked to be let out...Not one sign of lameness or limping on either limb....
I am at a loss to what happened-he couldn't walk on the left leg one day-then that switch to the right leg for one day or less than 16 hours....Then no sign of lameness/limping on any leg/foot as if nothing had happened.
Low K can cause muscle cramps, spine injury was another thought-He is kinda big for his age and that make me think joint issue.....
I know many of you will say or wonder why we didn't go to the vet.......Please don't judge me-but I can't afford the vet to the extent of what they would have needed to do in order to investigate for a diagnosis -Had his pain gotten to the point that he was suffering I would have humanly euthanized him.
Not looking to be bashed, judged..etc...just would like some input/ideas on what you think was going on and/or if you had same experiences with a growing pup...